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Summary & Timescale of the Data

The data collection period was from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017.

23,564 cases were submitted in total, of which 21,949 were from England (7,147 from 2015, 7,458 from 2016 & 7,344 from 2017); these 23,564 cases came from 198 consultants at 91 NHS sites, and include 2,121 private patients from 101 consultants.

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2015 to 2017 indicate that there were 22,465 radical prostatectomies undertaken in England under NHS funding during this period, so we collected data on 89% of the radical prostatectomies undertaken in England during this period (this excludes 1965 privately-funded cases).

79.7% were robot assisted, 11.7% laparoscopic, 8.6% open and, in 0.3% of cases, the technique was not recorded.

Activity by year

YEAR Median per Consultant Range Median per centre Range Final data analysis
2015 39 1 - 173 86 1 - 420 2015 summary data
2016 39 1 - 193 102.5 1 - 467 2016 summary data
2017 39 1 - 228 88 1 - 487 2017 summary data
All 88 1 - 566 175 1 - 1274  

Adverse events

The overall transfusion rate was 0.44%: for England only, it was 0.43%. In England only, the transfusion rates by technique were: open 2.4%, laparoscopic 0.43% and robotic 0.24%.

21,194 of the entries recorded whether there had been adverse events. The total post-operative complication rate was 7.4% (1,568/21,194). Of these 1,568 cases, 1,465 recorded the Clavien Dindo grade whilst 103 (6.6%) did not. Complications classified as Clavien Dindo Grade III or above were seen in 1.47% of cases.

Timeline for 2015 to 2017 data

4 May 2018 Deadline for submission of data to BAUS
17 May 2018 Summaries of data returned to Consultant contributors for validation
29 Jun 2018 Final deadline for corrections and additional data
Jul / Aug 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
Aug 2018 All contributing surgeons were sent a link to the website so they could check exactly how their data would be presented.
Sep 2018 Data live to public.