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Finalised Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England - for Hip and Knee Replacement Procedures (April 2016 to March 2017)Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 9 Aug 2018
- Geographic Coverage:
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2017
Patients undergoing elective inpatient surgery for hip and knee replacement, funded by the English NHS are asked to complete questionnaires before and after their operations to assess improvement in health as perceived by the patients themselves. This publication is for Finalised Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England - April 2016 to March 2017.
PROMS data on Groin Hernia and varicose vein surgery ceased to be collected on 1 October 2017 following the consultation on the future of PROMs by NHS England. Full year, finalised data for 2016/17 has been published for these procedures in a separate statistical release.
Comparing pre- and post-operative 'EQ-5D Index' scores (a combination of five key criteria concerning patients' self-reported general health), an increase in general health was recorded for:
• 88.8 per cent of hip replacement respondents (88.4 per cent for 2015-16)
• 81.0 per cent of knee replacement respondents (80.7 per cent for 2015-16)
Comparing pre- and post-operative 'EQ-VAS' values (the current state of the patient's self-reported general health), an increase in general health was recorded for:
• 67.3 per cent of hip replacement respondents (65.6 per cent for 2015-16)
• 57.5 per cent of knee replacement respondents (56.4 per cent for 2015-16)
Comparing pre- and post-operative responses to condition-specific questions, improvements in patients' conditions were recorded for:
• 96.4 per cent of hip replacement respondents (96.5 per cent for 2015-16) ['Oxford Hip Score']
• 93.5 per cent of knee replacement respondents (93.6 per cent for 2015-16) ['Oxford Knee Score']
The chart below shows the average pre- and post-operative scores by gender, for the Oxford Hip Score and Oxford Knee Score: