Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment Data Set Overview

Introduction

The purpose of the Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment Data Set is to quantify the number of PATIENTS (aged 16 and over) admitted to hospital, who are risk assessed for Venous Thromboembolism using the Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment Tool to allow appropriate preventative treatment based on guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Collection and submission

All providers of NHS funded acute hospital care (including NHS Foundation Trusts and Independent Providers of acute NHS services) must complete this data collection.

Data on Venous Thromboembolism risk assessments is uploaded onto the Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) each month no later than 20 working days after the month end. Revisions to the data set before the cut off date are allowed, however revisions made after the cut off date must be made in liaison with NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Further guidance

For further guidance on the Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment Data Set, see the:

Mandation

The Mandation column indicates the recommendation for the inclusion of data.

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