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Provisional Monthly Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England - April 2017 to June 2017

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Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts, Care Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Apr 2017 to 30 Jun 2017


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.

Key Facts

For the coverage period 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017

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 69,197 PROMs-eligible procedures carried out in hospitals1 and 48,130 pre-operative questionnaires returned so far, a headline participation rate of 69.6 per cent (75.3 per cent for 2015-16). 


  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 124 of the 69,197 procedures.


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Last edited: 11 April 2018 5:12 pm