Summary & Timescale of the Data
The data collection period was from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2016.
2,441 cases were submitted in total, of which 2,309 were from England; these 2,309 cases came from 38 consultants at 30 sites, and include 289 private patients from 13 consultants.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for 2014 to 2016 (inclusive) indicate that there were 2,622 urethroplasties undertaken in England so we collected data on 88.1% of the urethroplasties undertaken in England during this period.
48% of the procedures were bulbar urethroplasties - see the table below for all sites:
| OPERATIVE STRICTURE SITE
| Bulbar urethra
| Penile urethra
| Navicular fossa
| External urethral meatus
| Bulbo-prostatic urethra
| Bladder neck
| Peno-bulbar urethra
| Location of stricture not recorded
| GRAND TOTAL
The median number of cases per Consultant was 34 (range 1 - 360), and per Centre was 40.5 (range 1 - 546). The overall median length of stay for bulbar urethroplasty was 1 day (range 0 – 62 days).
98% (2,338) of the total entries recorded whether there had been an intra-operative complication, with a total recorded intra-operative complication rate of 1.7%. 90.5% (2,074) of the entries recorded whether there had been a post-operative complication, with a total post-operative complication rate (up to 30 days) of 7.8%.
Follow-up was reported in 1567 cases (64.2% of all).
Timeline for 2014 to 2016 data
|31 Jul 2017
||Deadline for submission of data to BAUS
|3 Aug 2017
||Summaries of data returned to Consultant contributors for validation
|26 Sep 2017
||Second summary of data sent to Consultant contributors for validation
|13 Oct 2017
||Final deadline for corrections and additional data
|16 Oct 2017
||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.
|20 Oct 2017
||All contributing surgeons were sent a link to the website so they could check exactly how their data would be presented.