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Publication, Part of

Provisional Monthly Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England - April 2013 to July 2013

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, NHS Trusts, Primary Care Organisations, Hospital Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Apr 2013 to 31 Jul 2013


Patients undergoing elective inpatient surgery for four common elective procedures (hip and knee replacement, varicose vein surgery and groin hernia surgery) 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.

Extended analyses of the latest finalised data are published three times a year as 'special topics'. The latest Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire (link below), was published on 14th November 2013.

This is an additional extended monthly publication for the purpose of highlighting the change in the reporting of hip and replacement PROMs into separate primary and revision procedures from a single combined value. This change has been made following feedback from clinicians and other PROMs data users that this would make the data more relevant and useful to them.

Key Facts

For the coverage period 1 April 2013 to 31 July 2013:

Due to the length of time before post-operative questionnaires are sent out, there is not yet sufficient data to calculate unadjusted scores.


Participation and Coverage

There were 82,589 PROMs-eligible procedures carried out in hospitals1 and 60,477 pre-operative questionnaires returned so far, a headline participation rate of 73.2 per cent (74.7 per cent for 2011-12).



An 'eligible procedure' is counted for each episode in HES in the period in question which has been 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, hence there will be more procedures than episodes: this is the case for 25 of the 82,589 procedures.


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