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Provisional Monthly Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England - April 2013 to May 2013, October 2013 release

Publication date: 09:30 October 10, 2013


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 Complications after surgery (link below) was published on 9th May 2013.

Key Facts

For the coverage period 1 April 2013 to 31 May 2013.

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 were 40,659 PROMs-eligible procedures carried out in hospitals1 and 27,049 pre-operative questionnaires returned so far, a headline participation rate of 66.5 per cent (69.9 per cent for 2010-11)2.


  1. 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 into PROMs. Note that 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 16 of the 40,659 procedures.
  2. Finalised figures for 2011-12 not available at the time of publication.


Date Range: 01 April 2013 to 31 May 2013
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Country, NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups

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