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VTE Risk Assessment data collection - October to December 2010

4th March 2011

The second quarterly statistics on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment in England produced by the Department of Health were released on 4th March 2011 2010 according to the arrangements 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.

Detailed tables can be found at: 

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsStatistics/DH_124558

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