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Domain 5 - Treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm

Domain 5 - Treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm

Links correct as of March 2019

Patients admitted to hospital who were risk assessed for venous thromboembolism

The percentage of patients who were admitted to hospital and who were risk assessed for venous thromboembolism (VTE) during the reporting period.  

Access the latest VTE data.

Access previous VTE data.

Download the Excel/CSV file for the relevant quarter or month. Select the value from the "Percentage of admitted patients risk-assessed for VTE" column.

Rate of C.difficile infection

The rate per 100,000 bed days of trust apportioned cases of C. difficile infection that have occurred within the trust amongst patients aged 2 or over during the reporting period.  

Access the latest C.difficile infection data.

Download the file and use "Table 8b: Financial year counts and rates of C. difficile infection by NHS acute Trust".  Use the value from the appropriate year column to give the rate per 100,000 bed-days for specimens taken from patients aged 2 years and over for Trust apportioned cases.

Patient safety incidents and the percentage that resulted in severe harm or death.

The number and where available, rate of patient safety incidents that occurred within the trust during the reporting period, and the percentage of such patient safety incidents that resulted in severe harm or death.

This indicator forms part of the NHS Outcomes Framework (Domain 5 - Indicator 5.6 (formerly indicators 5a, 5b and 5.4)) and the latest indicator data by trust is available on the NHS Digital Corporate Website

Access the 'Patient safety incidents reported' data.

To find the quality account figures from the indicator data file, filter the data by the latest time period and your trust. Where the degree of harm column shows 'All' and the type of incident column shows 'All', this row gives you the number and rate of incidents. To calculate the percentage of incidents that resulted in severe harm or death, divide the indicator value (number) from the 'Severe or death' row by the indicator value (number) from the 'All' degrees of harm row and multiply the result by 100. 

The data for this indicator is sourced from NHS Improvement and is published every 6 months on their website. Further information about the data source can be found for national level data and for organisational level data

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Last edited: 7 March 2019 3:23 pm