Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5086

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5086

Date Request Received: 03/06/2019 13:45:42

Date Request Replied To: 12/06/2019 14:54:22

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Request Summary: Acute bowel ischemia

Request Category: Private Individuals







 
Question Number 1:
Various incident and mortality rates for acute bowel ischemia for each year over the period 2007 - 2018 (the table to be completed is attached).
 
Answer To Question 1:
We have provided responses to the metrics requested in the attached spreadsheet, but we are unable to answer all of the questions. We cannot provide information about the number of cases of acute bowel ischaemia developing following surgery as we do not have data that provides this information. We therefore also cannot advise on the number of deaths from this cohort of patients.

We have been able to give information about the number of admissions where acute bowel ischaemia has been coded against an admission, but as the request wasn't specific about whether this was a diagnosis in any position or just in the primary position, we've provided information for both. You'll see an additional element to the table with blue heading where we provide primary diagnosis figures only. The caveat here is that the cohort of patients is quite small for this condition and in places, where volumes are 5 or fewer patients, we have not provided the exact number due to the Trust policy of not disclosing potentially patient identifiable information. FOI 5086 - Acute Bowel Ischaemia v2.xlsx
 
Question Number 2:
An explanation of how the rates have been calculated.
 
Answer To Question 2:
Mortality rate has been calculated by dividing the number of patients coded with acute bowel ischaemia who have died in hospital, divided by the number of patients coded with acute bowel ischaemia.
 
Question Number 3:
Details of the formal processes, procedures, pathways and other means of diagnosing acute bowel ischemia used by the hospital and its health professionals (including but not limited to those used by the surgical team, nurses, radiologists, intensive care)?
 
Answer To Question 3:
We do not have a formal or informal process or pathway for the diagnosis of acute bowel ischaemia
 
Question Number 4:
Details of any informal processes, procedures, pathways and other means of diagnosing acute bowel ischemia used by the hospital and its health professionals (including but not limited to those used by the surgical team, nurses, radiologists, intensive care)?
 
Answer To Question 4:
We do not have a formal or informal process or pathway for the diagnosis of acute bowel ischaemia
Please see attachments:
FOI 5086 - Acute Bowel Ischaemia v2.xlsx
FOI 5086 Request - Acute Bowel Ischaemia.xlsx
 
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