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Summary & Timescale of the Data

General Information

The three data collection periods were:

  • 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015;
  • 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 and
  • 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Surgeons who returned data for 2015 and/or 2016, but have stopped undertaking nephrectomies and did not return any 2017 data, are not displayed individually but their figures will still be included in the relevant unit data. 

Timeline for 2017 data

3 Apr 2018 First deadline for submission of data to BAUS
19 Apr 2018 Summaries of data returned to Consultant contributors for validation
1 June 2018 Final deadline for corrections and additional data
Jun/Jul 2018 Data extracted from the web-based database. Once extracted, the data was transferred to a Microsoft Access™ database for validation before being imported into Tableau™ for generation of the analyses
July 2018 All contributing surgeons sent a link to the website so they could check exactly how their data would be presented
Aug 2018 Data live to public

2017 Figures for England

7,230 procedures were recorded from 284 consultants at 120 sites, including 239 private patients from 67 consultants. (Total from the UK for 2017 was 7,870) 

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2017 indicate that there were 8,117 nephrectomies undertaken by urologists in 2017. Therefore, we captured data on 89% of the nephrectomies undertaken by urologists in England during 2017. 

  • Median number of cases per consultant: 19 (range 1 - 141)
  • Median number of cases per centre: 36 (range 1 - 369)

Final anaysis of 2017 nephrectomy data 

 

2016 Figures for England

7,587 procedures were recorded from 295 consultants at 130 sites, including 310 private patients from 77 consultants. (Total from the UK for 2016 was 8,081) 

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2016 indicate that there were 8,128 nephrectomies undertaken by urologists in 2016. Therefore, we captured data on 93% of the nephrectomies undertaken by urologists in England during 2016. 

  • Median number of cases per consultant: 19 (range 1 - 167)
  • Median number of cases per centre: 40 (range 1 - 327) 

Final analysis of 2016 nephrectomy data

 

2015 Figures for England

7,511 procedures were recorded from 296 consultants at 127 sites, including 294 private patients from 66 consultants.(Total from the UK for 2015 was 8,239) 

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2015 indicate that there were 8,190 nephrectomies undertaken by urologists in 2015. Therefore, we captured data on 92% of the nephrectomies undertaken by urologists in England during 2015.

  • Median number of cases per consultant: 18 (range 1 – 142)
  • Median number of cases per centre: 39.5 (range 1 – 246)

Final analysis of 2015 nephrectomy data