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Provisional Monthly Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England - April 2014, September 2014 release

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Apr 2014 to 30 Apr 2014


* Please note that a new version of the Data Quality Note containing an amended description of the method used to estimate missing PROMs episodes was published on 10 October 2014. Published PROMs data and estimates of missing PROMs episodes are not affected.  The HSCIC apologises for any inconvenience caused. *

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, EQ-5D™Index Analysis, was published on May 2014.

Key Facts

Participation and Coverage

  • There were 20,184 PROMs-eligible procedures carried out in hospitals1 and 15,754 pre-operative questionnaires returned so far, a headline participation rate of 78.1 per cent (75.5 per cent for 2012-13).

  1. 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 7 of the 20,184 procedures.


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