This topic of interest allows users to examine patient engagement with PROMs by socio-economic and demographic characteristics, procedure type and self-reported pre-operative health (for those who complete a pre-operative questionnaire), at national and Local Area Team (LAT) level. Patients who had an episode in 2012-13 are grouped into three 'engagement' categories:
- Respondents - who have completed both a pre- and post-operative questionnaire;
- Participants - who have completed a pre-operative questionnaire only;
- Non-participants - patients who have undergone a PROMs-eligible procedure but for whom no questionnaire data is available.
The analysis presented here is based on 2012-13 finalised data (published on 14 August 2014). Users should note that participation and response rates shown in this special topic will be lower than those shown in our regular publications as they are calculated on a different basis. This topic is only concerned with questionnaires that link to an episode within 2012-13, whereas our regular publications include all questionnaires whether they link to an episode or not.