Further Reduction in VTE Related Death Rates in England

Further Reduction in VTE Related Death Rates in England

NHS Digital has just published encouraging data from the NHS Outcomes Framework Indicator 5.1 Deaths from venous thromboembolism (VTE) related events within 90 days post discharge from hospital.

This indicator measures the number of patients who have been admitted to hospital with any cause and die within 90 days of discharge from a VTE related cause expressed as a rate per 100,000 hospital admissions.

Since the start of the National VTE Prevention Programme in England, VTE related deaths have reduced by 15.3% from 72.1 per 100,000 in 2007/8 to 61.0 per 100,000 in 2017/18.

VTE risk assessment and appropriate thromboprophylaxis save lives!

Click here for more information: https://files.digital.nhs.uk/79/2031FC/nhs-out-fram-ind-feb-19-comm.pdf

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Posted by Emma Gee
Emma Gee

Nurse Consultant KCH, Lead Nurse NNMN

Emma joined Kings’ College Hospital as a Coagulation Clinical Nurse Specialist rotating through DVT, anticoagulation and VTE prevention roles. Since obtaining qualification she has undertaken several post-registration courses, most recently completing the independent prescribing course to enhance nursing autonomy in our clinics.

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