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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

YEAR Median per Consultant Range Median per centre Range Final data analysis
2017 41 1 - 228 94.5 1 - 488 2017 full analysis
2018 48.5 1 - 371 124 1 - 685 2018 full analysis
2019 46 1 - 240 93 1 - 611 2019 full analysis
All 98 1 - 758 271 1 - 1784  

Adverse events

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
Jun 2020 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
Jun 2020 All contributing surgeons were sent a link to the website so they could check exactly how their data would be presented.
Jul 2020 Data live to public.