The second quarterly statistics on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment in England, approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
VTE Risk Assessment data collection - 2010-11 Quarter 3
The key points from the latest release are:
The key results for data collected on the number and proportion of VTE Risk Assessments carried out on adult admissions to NHS funded acute care are as follows:
- Of the 2.9m adult patients admitted to NHS funded acute care between October and December 2010, as reported in this data collection, 68% had a VTE risk assessment carried out on admission. This proportion increased from 64% to 73% between October and December 2010.
- In Q3 2010-11, the proportion of admissions receiving a VTE risk assessment is lower for NHS acute providers (68.4%) when compared to Independent Sector providers (73.8%). However, the compliance rate for NHS acute providers is much higher than for other types of providers, so this may have an influence on the performance figures. In Q3 2010-11 the proportion of admissions receiving a VTE risk assessment was 50.0% in PCTs providing NHS funded acute care.
- Between October and December 2010 the proportion of providers who reported that at least 50% of adult admissions were risk assessed for VTE increased from 74.0% to 84.1%. The proportion of providers who reported that at least 90% of adult admissions were risk assessed for VTE increased from 20.9% to 30.1% in the same period.