Provisional Monthly Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England – April 2016
Patients undergoing elective inpatient surgery for four common elective procedures (hip and knee replacement, varicose vein surgery and groin hernia surgery) funded by the English NHS are asked to complete questionnaires before and after their operations to assess improvement in health as perceived by the patients themselves.
Extended analyses of the latest finalised data are published three times a year as 'special topics'. The latest, Rates of Attrition 2013-14, Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England, was published on 12 May 2016.
For the coverage period 1 April 2016 to 30 April 2016.
Due to the length of time before post-operative questionnaires are sent out, there is not yet sufficient data to calculate unadjusted scores.
Participation and Coverage
- There have been 21,115 PROMs-eligible procedures carried out in hospitals1 and 16,440 pre-operative questionnaires returned so far, a headline participation rate of 77.9 per cent (76.2 per cent for 2013-14).
- An 'eligible procedure' is counted for each episode in HES in the period in question which has been clinically coded with relevant hip, knee, varicose vein or groin hernia OPCS procedure codes which make it suitable for inclusion in PROMs. Some patients may have undergone more than one PROMs procedure in a single eligible episode, hence there will be more procedures than episodes: this is the case for 4 of the 21,115 procedures