The data publication period covers 2013, 2014 & 2015 only. BAUS is very much aware that there are gaps in the data presented, and that incomplete data entry may result in apparent variations in clinical outcomes. This is, however, the first step in a process and we are clear that, whilst flawed, it will deliver valuable informaton for improving care in the future. We understand that assiduous, or incomplete, data gathering may result in some surgeons appearing to have more complications than their colleagues; we have sought explanations from these clinicians and this, too, is presented in their individual results. We hope that improvements in the uniformity of recording might make it easier for patients to compare individual surgeons' technical outcomes in the future.
We hope that, in future, objective information will give a better indication of the outcome and side-effects of urethroplasty using, for example:
- patient-reported outcome measures - PROMs (1)
- the sexual health inventory for men - SHIM (2)
- a urine flow rate before & after surgery
Using the widely-accepted Clavien Dindo classification of post-operative complications will also allow meaningful discussions with our patients about the potential for adverse events as a result of this surgery.
Cumulative data from previous years will appear when it becomes available on the Data & Audit pages of the Professionals section.
- A prospective patient-centred evaluation of urethroplasty for anterior urethral stricture using a validated patient-reported outcome measure. Jackson MJ, Chaudhury I, Mangera A, Brett A, Watkin N, Chapple CR et al. Eur Urol 2013 Nov; 64(5): 777 - 782. (Read the abstract in a new window ).
- The Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM): a 5-year review of research and clinical experience. Cappelleri JC and Rosen RC. Int J Impot Res 2005 Jul-Aug; 17(4): 307 - 319. (Read the abstract in a new window ).