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Provisional Monthly Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England - April 2015

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 2015 to 30 Apr 2015


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, Quality of Life Dimensions, was published on 14 May 2015, and can be accessed via the links at the bottom of this page.

Key Facts

For the coverage period 1 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

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 have been 20,652 PROMs-eligible procedures carried out in hospitals1 and 15,317 pre-operative questionnaires returned so far, a headline participation rate of 74.2 per cent (76.2 per cent for 2013-14).


  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 in PROMs. 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 this is the case for 6 of the 20,652 procedures.


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Last edited: 11 April 2018 5:11 pm