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Summary & Timescale of the Data

The data collection period was from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018.

2,026 cases were submitted in total, of which 1,888 were from England; these 2,026 cases came from 40 consultants at 35 sites, and include 213 private patients from 11 consultants.

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2016 to 2018 (inclusive) indicate that there were 2,605 urethroplasties performed in England so we collected data on 72% 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 965 47.6%
  Penile urethra 351 17.3%
  Navicular fossa 129 6.4%
  External urethral meatus 83 4.1%
  Bulbo-prostatic urethra 64 3.2%
  Bladder neck 3 0.2%
  Peno-bulbar urethra 213 10.5%
  Location of stricture not recorded 218 10.8%
  GRAND TOTAL 2,026  

The median number of cases per Consultant was 30.5 (range 1 - 304), and per Centre was 31 (range 1 - 445). The overall median length of stay for bulbar urethroplasty was 1 day (range 0 – 15 days).

99.2% (957) of the bulbar urethroplasty entries recorded whether there had been an intra-operative complication, with a  recorded intra-operative complication rate of 1.2%.  87.1% (847) of these entries recorded whether there had been a post-operative complication, with a post-operative complication rate (up to 30 days) of 5.9%.

Follow-up was reported in 1065 cases (52.7% of total returns).

Timeline for 2016 to 2018 data

2 Sep 2019 Deadline for submission of data to BAUS
13 Sep 2019 Summaries of data returned to Consultant contributors for validation
14 Oct 2019 Final deadline for corrections and additional data
15 Oct 2019 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
25 Oct 2019 All contributing surgeons were sent a link to the website so they could check exactly how their data would be presented.
 Nov 2019 Data live to the public