Morbidity and mortality after surgery for lower urinary tract symptoms: a study of 95 577 cases from a nationwide German health insurance database

@article{Gilfrich2016MorbidityAM,
  title={Morbidity and mortality after surgery for lower urinary tract symptoms: a study of 95 577 cases from a nationwide German health insurance database},
  author={Christian Peter Gilfrich and Hanna Leicht and Claus Fahlenbrach and E Ann Jeschke and Gralf Popken and Jens Uwe Stolzenburg and Lothar Wei\ssbach and Connie Zastrow and Christian G{\"u}nster},
  journal={Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={406-411}
}
Background:Little real-world data is available on the comparison of different methods in surgery for lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic obstruction in terms of complications. The objective was to evaluate the proportions of TURP, open prostatectomy (OP) and laser-based surgical approaches over time and to analyse the effect of approach on complication rates.Methods:Using data of the German local healthcare funds (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkassen (AOK)), we identified 95 577 cases… CONTINUE READING