Provisional Monthly Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England – April 2016 to May 2016
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.
For the coverage period 1 April 2016 to 31 May 2016.
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 43,532 PROMs-eligible procedures carried out in hospitals1 and 32,501 pre-operative questionnaires returned so far, a headline participation rate of 74.7 per cent (75.6 per cent for 2014-15).
- 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 11 of the 43,532 procedures