This is the fifth in a series of PROMs special topics which highlight and showcase PROMs data
About the data
This special topic is based on 2010-11 finalised data, which includes eligible HES episodes with an episode start date between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011 and pre-operative questionnaires with a completion date between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011.
Satisfaction with surgery
Patients are asked, on their post-operative questionnaires, to rate their satisfaction with the results of their operation:
How would you describe the results of your operation?
[Excellent] [Very good] [Good] [Fair] [Poor]
The percentage of respondents who answered this question describing their satisfaction with surgery as 'excellent', 'very good' or 'good' was high for all four PROMs procedures:
· 91.3% of groin hernia respondents
· 90.5% of hip replacement respondents
· 82.0% of knee replacement respondents
· 84.2% of varicose vein respondents
Success of surgery
Patients are asked, on their post-operative questionnaires, to rate the success of their surgical procedure in response to the question, according to their procedure:
Overall, how are your hernia problems now, compared to before your operation?
Overall, how are the problems now in the hip [or knee] on which you had surgery, compared to before your operation?
Overall, how are the problems now with your varicose veins on which you had surgery, compared to before your operation?
[Much better] [A little better] [About the same] [A little worse] [Much worse]
The percentage of respondents who answered this question describing themselves as 'Much better' or 'A little better' was high for all four PROMs procedures:
· 93.6% of groin hernia respondents
· 94.0% of hip replacement respondents
· 87.1% of knee replacement respondents
· 89.9% of varicose vein respondents
Data for satisfaction and success has been loaded into an interactive analysis tool, available for download. This tool allows data to be broken down by organisation (hospital provider, Primary Care Trust, Strategic Health Authority, and national figures) and compared. The tool also displays 'heatmap' charts which help to visualise whether there may be a relationship between patients' answers to the question on their satisfaction with surgery and the question on the success of their surgery.
The responsible statistician for this publication is Simon Rhea, HES/SUS Development - Section Head (firstname.lastname@example.org, 0845 300 6016).
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