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Publication, Part of

Finalised Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England for Hip & Knee Replacements, April 2018 – March 2019

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Hospital Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Trusts, Primary Care Organisations, County, Care Trusts, Hospital and Community Health Services
Date Range:
01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019

Health Gain for Hip Replacements

Total Hip Replacements

Since 2009-10, the percentage of patients reporting an improvement in health has increased for all questionnaires relating to hip replacements. The EQ VAS  has shown the highest increase, from 61.4% in 2009-10 to 69.1% in 2018-19. The percentage reporting an improvement is similar to last year (68.6% in 2017-18).

Download the data for this chart Percentage Improvement for Hip Replacements (Source: PROMs, NHS Digital)

Average Health Gain

The average health gains for hip replacement patients has also increased slightly since 2009-10:

Measure

2009-10

2017-18

2018-19

Oxford Hip Score 19.7 22.0 22.0
EQ-5D Index 0.407 0.454 0.454
EQ VAS 8.9 14.0 13.8

When comparing to last year, the average health gains have stayed the same for Oxford Hip Score and EQ-5D Index. The EQ VAS has shown a slight decrease from last year (14.0 in 2017-18).

Primary and Revision Hip Replacements

Where questionnaires have linked to an episode from the Hospital Episode Statistics data set, the procedure can be split into primary or revision hip replacements. The chart below shows the percentage of patients that reported an improvement in health. For primary procedures, the Oxford Hip Score shows the highest percentage with 97.7% (97.8% in 2017-18). This is also the measure with the highest percentage for revision procedures. 86.3% of patients reported an improvment in health (86.5% in 2017-18).

Download the data for this chart Percentage Improvement for Primary and Revision Hip Replacements (Source: PROMs, NHS Digital)

Average Health Gain

The table below shows the average health gain for primary and revision hip replacements.

Measure

Primary

Revision

Oxford Hip Score 22.7 13.9
EQ-5D Index 0.464 0.287
EQ VAS 14.3 8.1

When comparing to last year, the average health gains are similar for Oxford Hip Score (22.7 for primary and 13.9 for revision in 2017-18) They were also similar for EQ-5D Index compared to 2017-18 (0.468 for primary and 0.291 for revision). The EQ VAS has shown a slight increase from last year (14.4 for primary and 7.6 for revision).

Results by Sector

Whilst the national PROMs programme collects data for NHS funded activity only, patients can be treated at either NHS or independent sector organisations. This may be due to patient choice or subcontracting arrangements between organisations.

The proportion of providers with a reported organisational average health gain above the national average is higher for independent providers than providers in the NHS.

For primary hip replacements, 55.0% of independent organisations were above the national average compared to 40.0% of NHS organisations. Independent organisations account for 46.6% of all organisations with 30 or more modelled records.

Last edited: 10 February 2020 2:27 pm