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Summary & Timescale of the Data

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

2,280 cases were submitted in total, of which 2,128 were from England; these 2,280 cases came from 42 consultants at 35 sites, and include 266 private patients from 13 consultants.

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2015 to 2017 (inclusive) indicate that there were 2,698 urethroplasties performed in England so we collected data on 79% of the urethroplasties undertaken in England during this period.

47% of the procedures were bulbar urethroplasties - see the table below for all sites:

  OPERATIVE STRICTURE SITE NUMBER % TOTAL
  Bulbar urethra 1070 46.9%
  Penile urethra 392 17.2%
  Navicular fossa 154 6.7%
  External urethral meatus 95 4.2%
  Bulbo-prostatic urethra 75 3.2%
  Bladder neck 4 0.2%
  Peno-bulbar urethra 248 10.9%
  Location of stricture not recorded 242 10.6%
  GRAND TOTAL 2,280  

The median number of cases per Consultant was 34.5 (range 1 - 346), and per Centre was 45 (range 1 - 506). The overall median length of stay for bulbar urethroplasty was 1 day (range 0 – 12 days).

99.5% (1,065) of the bulbar urethroplasty entries recorded whether there had been an intra-operative complication, with a  recorded intra-operative complication rate of 1.7%.  88.3% (945) of these entries recorded whether there had been a post-operative complication, with a post-operative complication rate (up to 30 days) of 6.4%.

Follow-up was reported in 1283 cases (56.3% of total returns).

Timeline for 2015 to 2017 data

31 Aug 2018 Deadline for submission of data to BAUS
11 Sep 2018 Summaries of data returned to Consultant contributors for validation
12 Oct 2018 Final deadline for corrections and additional data
15 Oct 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
26 Oct 2018 All contributing surgeons were sent a link to the website so they could check exactly how their data would be presented.
16 Nov 2018 Data live to the public