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DCB1593: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment

Quarterly census of inpatients aged 16 and over who are being risk assessed for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE).

About this data collection

This is a mandatory data collection which quantifies the numbers and proportion of inpatient hospital admissions – aged 16 and over – who are being risk assessed for Venous Thromboembolism ( VTE).

The national VTE prevention programme ensures that every patient (16 years and over) has a documented VTE risk assessment on admission to hospital, and that this risk assessment is conducted in accordance with clinical guidelines issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The assessment allows for prophylaxis to be given where appropriate. 

The latest release of this national collection, DCB1593 Amd 99/2018, was approved by the Data Coordination Board (DCB) on 28 September 2018.

Current release

Release date 18/10/2018
Release number Amd 99/2018
Stage In Progress
Key documents
Guidance Further information is available on the NHS Digital website; and NHS Improvement issued updated guidance in March 2019.
Last edited: 29 April 2019 1:30 pm