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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

Patient Engagement

Hip Replacements

The chart below shows the number of NHS funded hip replacement procedures carried out in hospitals, pre-operative questionnaires returned and post-operative questionnaires returned.

  • There were 81,130 hip replacement procedures and 69,500 pre-operative questionnaires. This gives a headline participation rate of 85.7 %, which is a decrease from last year (86.1% in 2017-18).
  • Of the 69,500 pre-operative questionnaires, 55,029 successfully linked to a PROMs-eligible episode within HES giving a linkage rate of 79.2%. This is an increase from 76.8% in 2017-18.
  • Patients returned 71.0%  of the post-operative questionnaires they were sent, slightly higher than the 2017/18 response rate of 70.9%
  • Of the total number of HES episodes, 40,172 successfully linked to both a pre- and post-operative questionnaire, giving an overall rate of 49.5%, a small decrease compared to the previous year 2017/18 (49.7%).
Download the data for this chart PROMs engagement among hip replacement patients, 2009/10 - 2018/19 (Source: PROMs, NHS Digital)

Knee Replacements

The chart below shows the number of NHS funded knee replacement procedures carried out in hospitals, pre-operative questionnaires returned and post-operative questionnaires returned.

  • There were 93,911 knee replacement procedures and 80,840 pre-operative questionnaires. This gives a headline participation rate of 86.1 %, which is a decrease from last year (87.3% in 2017-18).
  • Of the 80,840 pre-operative questionnaires, 62,113 successfully linked to a PROMs-eligible episode within HES giving a linkage rate of 76.8%. This is an increase from 74.3% in 2017-18.
  • Patients returned 68.6%  of the post-operative questionnaires they were sent, slightly lower than the 2017/18 response rate of 69.5%
  • Of the total number of episodes found in HES, 44,264 successfully linked to both a pre- and post-operative questionnaire, giving an overall rate of 47.1%, a small increase compared to the previous year 2017/18 (48.7%).
Download the data for this chart PROMs engagement among knee replacement patients, 2009/10 - 2018/19 (Source: PROMs, NHS Digital)
Last edited: 10 February 2020 3:37 pm