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Provisional Monthly Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England - April to June 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 30 Jun 2012

Summary

This is the latest publication of provisional pre- and post-operative scores from the Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) programme for the period April to June 2012. This publication considers the change in patients' self-reported health status for the four common elective surgical procedures in the PROMs programme: groin hernia surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and varicose vein surgery. Analysis covers the period April to June 2012 and includes pre-operative questionnaires that all English providers treating NHS patients have been asked to collect from patients who wish to participate and post-operative questionnaires returned by patients following their surgery. Not all patients undergoing the relevant operations returned questionnaires for a variety of reasons.

 

Key facts

For the coverage period April to June 2012:

  • There were 58,867 eligible hospital episodes1 and 44,533 pre-operative questionnaires returned so far - a headline participation rate of 75.7 per cent, (69.9 per cent for 2010-11).
  • For the 44,533 pre-operative questionnaires returned, 7,383 post-operative questionnaires were sent out2, of which 2,894 have been returned so far- a return rate of 39.2 per cent3 (81.0 per cent for 2010-11).

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:

  • 51.6 per cent of groin hernia respondents (50.5 per cent for 2010-11)
  • [Insufficient data for hip replacement4.]
  • [Insufficient data for knee replacement4.]
  • 53.9 per cent of varicose vein respondents (51.6 per cent for 2010-11)

Comparing pre- and post-operative 'EQ-VAS' values (the current state of the patients' self-reported general health), an increase in general health was recorded for:

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

83.0 per cent of varicose vein respondents (82.5 per cent for 2010-11) ['Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire']

 


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 10 of the 58,867 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 the post-operative questionnaire.

  4. Due to the length of time before post-operative questionnaires are sent out for hip and knee replacements, no unadjusted scores are currently available for the procedures.

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