Summary & Timescale of the Data
The data collection period was from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019.
26,362 cases were submitted in total, of which 24,415 were from England (7,704 from 2017, 9,413 from 2018 & 7,298 from 2019); these 26,362 cases came from 206 consultants at 79 NHS sites, and include 2,509 private patients from 102 consultants.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2017 to 2019 indicate that there were 24,871 radical prostatectomies undertaken in England under NHS funding during this period, so we collected data on 87% of the radical prostatectomies undertaken in England during this period (this excludes 2375 privately-funded cases).
89% were robot assisted, 5% laparoscopic and 6% open
It is also important to note that as a result of the COVID-19 crisis some surgeons and units may have been unable to submit all or any of their 2019 data.
Activity by year
The overall transfusion rate was 0.23%: for England only, it was also 0.23%. In England only, the transfusion rates by technique were: open 1.46%, laparoscopic 0.31% and robotic 0.15%.
24,264 of the entries recorded whether there had been adverse events. The total post-operative complication rate was 7% (1,700/24,264). Of these 1,700 cases, 1,672 recorded the Clavien Dindo grade whilst 28 (1.6%) did not. Complications classified as Clavien Dindo Grade III or above were seen in 1.4% of cases.
Timeline for 2019 data
|06 Apr 2020
||Deadline for submission of data to BAUS
|17 Apr 2020
||Summaries of data returned to Consultant contributors for validation
|11 May 2020
||Final deadline for corrections and additional data
||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
||All contributing surgeons were sent a link to the website so they could check exactly how their data would be presented.
||Data live to public.