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Provisional Monthly Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England - April 2012 to July 2012

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Geographic coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Hospital Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers
Date range:
01 Apr 2012 to 31 Jul 2012

Summary

This provisional publication of PROMs data includes eligible HES episodes with an episode start date between 1 April 2012 and 31 July 2012 and pre-operative questionnaires with a completion date between 1 April 2012 and 31 July 2012. Where a patient did not record the date that they completed the pre-operative questionnaire, the pre-operative questionnaire scan date is used. Any post-operative questionnaires that are linked to an eligible pre-operative questionnaire and have been sent out to patients, returned and scanned prior to processing (end of October 2012) are included for analysis.

Key facts

For the coverage period April 2012 to July 2012:

Participation and Coverage

  • There were 79,465 eligible hospital episodes1 and 58,037 pre-operative questionnaires returned so far - a headline participation rate of 73.0% (69.9% for 2010-11).
  • For the 58,037 pre-operative questionnaires returned, 12,060 post-operative questionnaires were sent out2, of which 5,594 have been returned so far - a return rate of 46.4%3 (81.0% for 2010-11).

Unadjusted Scores4

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:

  • 51.2% of groin hernia respondents (50.5% for 2010-11)
  • [Insufficient data for hip replacement4.]
  • [Insufficient data for knee replacement4.]
  • 52.8% of varicose vein respondents (51.6% for 2010-11)

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:

  • 38.6% of groin hernia respondents (39.1% for 2010-11)
  • [Insufficient data for hip replacement4.]
  • [Insufficient data for knee replacement4.]
  • 40.9% of varicose vein respondents (39.8% for 2010-11)

Comparing pre-post operative responses to condition-specific question, improvements in patients' conditions were recorded for:

  • [There is no condition-specific scoring for groin hernia patients.]
  • [Insufficient data for hip replacement4.]
  • [Insufficient data for knee replacement4.]
  • 82.8% of varicose vein respondents (82.5% for 2010-11) ['Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire']

Methodology Change

Figures produced for this and subsequent publications may differ slightly from previous figures in part because of a change in methodology. Please see the Methodology Change Note for more details.

Footnotes

1. An 'eligible episode' is an episode in HES in the period in question, clinically coded with relevant hip, knee, varicose vein or groin hernia OPCS procedure codes which make it suitable for inclusion into PROMs. Note that some patients may have undergone more than one PROMs procedure in a single eligible episode and those episodes will have been counted here twice; this affects 12 of the 79,465 episodes.

2. Not every pre-operative questionnaire will have a post-operative questionnaire sent out. This may be for a number of reasons including the cancellation of an operation or the death of the patient.

3. This will be an underestimate of the true rate due to the time delay in returning post-operative questionnaires.

4. Due to the length of time before post-operative questionnaires are sent out for hip and knee replacements, there is not yet sufficient data to calculate unadjusted scores for these procedures.

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Last edited: 1 October 2018 11:15 am