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VTE Prophylaxis [QS3]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

Medical, surgical or trauma patients have their risk of VTE and bleeding assessed using a national tool as soon as possible after admission to hospital.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of medical, surgical and trauma patients who have their risk of VTE and bleeding assessed using a national tool as soon as possible after admission to hospital.
What was measured: Proportion of adult hospital admissions assessed for risk of VTE on admission.
Data collection end: March 2014
96%
Number that met the criteria: 3403863 / 3545837
Data collection end: March 2015
96%
Number that met the criteria: 3423555 / 3566055
Data collection end: March 2016
95.5%
Number that met the criteria: 3509040 / 3673143
Data collection end: March 2017
95.7%
Number that met the criteria: 3550118 / 3708198
Data collection end: March 2018
95.2%
Number that met the criteria: 3515473 / 3692479
Area covered: England
Source: VTE Risk Assessment Data Collection


Statement: 5

Patients assessed to be at risk of VTE are offered VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of patients assessed to be at increased risk of VTE who are offered VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.
What was measured: Trusts who audit whether VTE prescriptions are in line with the recommendations and who can provide audit data for the previous financial year to validate this claim
Data collection end: March 2012
58%
Area covered: National
Source: All Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group Report

Quality standard measure: Proportion of patients assessed to be at increased risk of VTE who are offered VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.
What was measured: Trusts who have in place a written policy for VTE prevention that is in line with all seven Quality Statements
Data collection end: March 2012
82%
Data collection end: March 2013
78%
Area covered: National
Source: All Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group Report

Quality standard measure: Proportion of patients assessed to be at increased risk of VTE who are offered VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.
What was measured: Trusts who have in place a written policy for VTE prevention that is in line with all seven Quality Statements.
Data collection end: March 2016
92%
Area covered: National
Source: All Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group Report


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