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Summary & Timescale of the Data

The data collection period was from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019.

1,752 cases were submitted in total, of which 1,627 were from England; these 1,752 cases came from 40 consultants at 35 sites, and include 184 private patients from 11 consultants.

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2017 to 2019 (inclusive) indicate that there were 2,056 urethroplasties performed in England by urologists so we collected data on 79% of the urethroplasties undertaken in England during this period.

49% of the procedures were bulbar urethroplasties - see the table below for all sites:

  OPERATIVE STRICTURE SITE NUMBER % TOTAL
  Bulbar urethra 862 49.2%
  Penile urethra 287 16.4%
  Navicular fossa 111 6.3%
  External urethral meatus 66 3.7%
  Bulbo-prostatic urethra 47 2.7%
  Bladder neck 6 0.3%
  Peno-bulbar urethra 181 10.3%
  Location of stricture not recorded 192 10.9%
  GRAND TOTAL 1752  

The median number of cases per Consultant was 25 (range 1 - 283), and per Centre was 25.5 (range 1 - 335). The overall median length of stay for bulbar urethroplasty was 1 day (range 0 – 12 days).

99% (856) of the bulbar urethroplasty entries recorded whether there had been an intra-operative complication, with a  recorded intra-operative complication rate of 1.1%.  88% (758) of these entries recorded whether there had been a post-operative complication, with a post-operative complication rate (up to 30 days) of 6.7%.

Follow-up was reported in 812 cases (46.3% of total returns).

Timeline for 2017 to 2019 data

4 May 202 Deadline for submission of data to BAUS
15 May 2020 Summaries of data returned to Consultant contributors for validation
9 Jun 2020 Final deadline for corrections and additional data
29 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
July 2020 All contributing surgeons were sent a link to the website so they could check exactly how their data would be presented.
July 2020 Data live to the public