Quality statement 4: Re-assessment

Quality statement

Patients are re-assessed within 24 hours of admission for risk of VTE and bleeding.

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence of local arrangements to ensure patients admitted for more than 24 hours are re-assessed for risk of VTE and bleeding within 24 hours of admission.

Process: Proportion of patients with a length of stay greater than 24 hours who are re-assessed within 24 hours of admission for risk of VTE and bleeding.

Numerator – the number of patients who are re-assessed for risk of VTE and bleeding within 24 hours of admission.

Denominator – the number of patients with a length of stay greater than 24 hours.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure all patients with a length of stay greater than 24 hours are re-assessed within 24 hours of admission for risk of VTE and bleeding.

Healthcare professionals re-assess patients within 24 hours of admission for risk of VTE and bleeding.

Commissioners ensure services re-assess patients' risk of VTE and bleeding within 24 hours of admission.

Patients can expect to have their risk of VTE and bleeding re-assessed within 24 hours of admission.

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: Local data collection, and Admitted patient care commissioning data set. Contained with NICE CG92 audit support, criterion 3.