Quality statement 7: Extended VTE prophylaxis

Quality statement

Patients are offered extended (post hospital) VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence of local arrangements to comply with NICE guidance on prescription of extended (post hospital) VTE prophylaxis.

Process: Proportion of patients offered extended (post hospital) VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.

Numerator: The number of patients offered VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.

Denominator: The number of patients eligible for extended (post hospital) VTE prophylaxis.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure patients are offered extended (post hospital) VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.

Healthcare professionals offer extended (post hospital) VTE prophylaxis to patients in accordance with NICE guidance.

Commissioners ensure services comply with NICE guidance on the provision of extended (post hospital) VTE prophylaxis.

Patients can expect to be offered extended (post hospital) VTE prophylaxis in accordance with NICE guidance.

Definitions

This statement applies to patients who need extended (post hospital) prophylaxis to continue after the end of their hospital stay.

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: Local data collection.