Quality statement 5: VTE prophylaxis

Quality statement

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

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence of local arrangements ensuring that the provision of VTE prophylaxis is in accordance with NICE guidance.

Process: Proportion of patients assessed to be at increased risk of VTE who are offered VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.

Numerator – the number of patients who are offered thromboprophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.

Denominator – the number of patients assessed to be at increased risk of VTE.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure VTE prophylaxis is offered in accordance with NICE guidance having regard for the complications of thromboprophylaxis.

Healthcare professionals offer VTE prophylaxis to all patients assessed as being at risk of VTE in accordance with NICE guidance having regard for the complications of thromboprophylaxis.

Commissioners ensure services comply with NICE guidance on the provision of VTE prophylaxis having regard for the complications of thromboprophlyaxis.

Patients assessed as being at risk of VTE can expect to be offered VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance having regard for the complications of thromboprophlyaxis.

Definitions

This statement applies to all patients admitted to hospital.

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: Local data collection. Contained within the All-Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group Annual Review report.