Department of Health

VTE Risk Assessment Data Collection , July to September 2011

Press release   •   Dec 02, 2011 13:48 GMT

The fifth set of quarterly statistics on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment in England, produced by the Department of Health were released on 2 December according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

VTE Risk Assessment data collection – 2011-12 QUARTER 2

The key points from the latest release are:

The key results for data collected on the number and proportion of VTE Risk Assessments carried out on adult admissions to NHS funded acute care are as follows:

  • Of the 3.3m adult patients admitted to NHS funded acute care between July and September 2011, as reported in this data collection, 88% of these received a VTE risk assessment on admission, an increase compared to Q1 2011-12 (84%).
  • In Q2 2011-12, the proportion of admissions receiving a VTE risk assessment was higher for Independent Sector providers (96.1%) than for NHS acute providers (88.2%), although NHS acute providers carried out around 98% of all VTE risk assessments.
  • Between July and September, the proportion of providers who reported that at least half of all adult admissions were risk assessed for VTE increased from 95% to 98%.
  • In September 2011, 209 providers (out of 256 providers who submitted data), reported that at least 90% of adult admissions were risk assessed for VTE, compared to 131 in June 2011, and 18 in July 2010.

The full data tables can be found on the Department of Health website: