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Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England - 2010-11, Special topic, Oxford Hip Score and Oxford Knee Score

Publication date: 09:30 August 14, 2014

Summary

About the data

This special topic is based on 2010-11 finalised data, which includes eligible HES episodes with an episode start date between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011 and pre-operative questionnaires with a completion date between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011. Full headline coverage of the 2010-11 data are available on the Hospital Episode Statistics page (link below).

About the Oxford Hip and Knee Scores

The Oxford Hip Score (OHS) and Oxford Knee Score (OKS) are procedure-specific measures of patients' conditions, each based on answers to 12 questions which focus on aspects of the clinical conditions which would be expected to be affected by the procedures.


Key Facts

For the coverage period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011.

Oxford Hip Score

Overall, 95.8 per cent of hip replacement respondents recorded an increase in OHS between their pre- and post-operative questionnaires.

The chart below shows the changes between pre-operative scores (average 18.2 points; 50 per cent of scores between 12 and 24) and post-operative scores (average 37.9 points; 50 per cent of scores between 33 and 46), with a large fraction (about 1 in 8) scoring the maximum possible 48 points post-operatively.

Chart 1

Considering the 12 elements that make up the OHS, for patients where an overall OHS could be calculated, recorded improvement varied between:

  • 69.4 per cent, for the question 'During the past 4 weeks, could you do the household shopping on your own?'

  • 87.2 per cent, for the question 'During the past 4 weeks, how much has pain from your hip interfered with your usual work (including housework)?'

Oxford Knee Score

Overall, 91.4 per cent of knee replacement respondents recorded an increase in OKS between their pre- and post-operative questionnaires.

The chart below shows the changes between pre-operative scores (average 19.0 points; 50 per cent of scores between 13 and 24) and post-operative scores (average 33.8 points; 50 per cent of scores between 27 and 42).

Chart 1

Considering the 12 elements that make up the OKS, for patients where an overall OKS could be calculated, recorded improvement varied between:

  • 44.1 per cent, for the question 'During the past 4 weeks, could you kneel down and get up again afterwards?'

  • 85.0 per cent, for the question 'During the past 4 weeks, how would you describe the pain you usually had from your knee?'

Responsible Statistician

The responsible statistician for this publication is Simon Rhea, HES/SUS Development - Section Head (enquiries@ic.nhs.uk, 0845 300 6016).

    Copyright Statement

    The copyright to the information we are disclosing is held by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The HSCIC has suspended the application of re-use licence fees as a consequence of government policy ('Making Public Data Public'), so you may re-use this information free of charge. Please ensure that the following copyright statement is included within your documents: 'Copyright © 2012 Re-used with the permission of the Health and Social Care Information Centre. All rights reserved.' Please also use the citation logo available for download from the HSCIC's website.

    If PROMs data are re-used, please ensure that the appropriate copyright(s) is/are used for each scoring mechanism. Please see the 'Footnotes' page of any PROMs document for further details.


          Coverage

          Date Range: 01 April 2010 to 31 March 2011
          Geographical coverage: England
          Geographical granularity: Strategic Health Authorities, NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers

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