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Summary & Timescale of the Data

General Information

The three data collection periods were:

  • 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016;
  • 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 and
  • 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Surgeons who returned data for 2016 and/or 2017, but have stopped undertaking nephrectomies and did not return any 2018 data, are not displayed individually but their figures will still be included in the relevant unit data. 

Timeline for 2018 data

8 Apr 2019 First deadline for submission of data to BAUS
17 Apr 2019 Summaries of data returned to Consultant contributors for validation
10 June 2019 Final deadline for corrections and additional data
Jun/Jul 2019 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
19 July 2019 All contributing surgeons sent a link to the website so they could check exactly how their data would be presented
Aug 2019 Data live to public

2018 Figures for England

6,830 procedures were recorded from 271 consultants at 116 sites, including 238 private patients from 53 consultants. (Total from the UK for 2018 was 7,396) 

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2018 indicate that there were 8,043 nephrectomies undertaken by urologists in 2017. Therefore, we captured data on 82% of the nephrectomies undertaken by urologists in England during 2018. 

  • Median number of cases per consultant: 17 (range 1 - 167)
  • Median number of cases per centre: 40.5 (range 1 - 437)
 

2017 Figures for England

7,595 procedures were recorded from 290 consultants at 127 sites, including 249 private patients from 72consultants. (Total from the UK for 2016 was 8,081) 

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2017 indicate that there were 8,117 nephrectomies undertaken by urologists in 2017. Therefore, we captured data on 91% of the nephrectomies undertaken by urologists in England during 2017. 

  • Median number of cases per consultant: 20 (range 1 - 144)
  • Median number of cases per centre: 41 (range 1 - 373)
 

2016 Figures for England

7,749 procedures were recorded from 301 consultants at 133 sites, including 315 private patients from 79 consultants. (Total from the UK for 2016 was 8,261) 

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2016 indicate that there were 8,128 nephrectomies undertaken by urologists in 2016. Therefore, we captured data on 92% 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: 44 (range 1 - 310)