Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in England: practice and outcomes described in the Hospital Episode Statistics database.

@article{Armitage2014PercutaneousNI,
  title={Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in England: practice and outcomes described in the Hospital Episode Statistics database.},
  author={James N. Armitage and J. B. Withington and Jan H van der Meulen and David A Cromwell and Jonathan Glass and William J G Finch and Stuart O. Irving and Neil Alexander Burgess},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2014},
  volume={113 5},
  pages={
          777-82
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the postoperative outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in English National Health Service (NHS) hospitals. PATIENTS AND METHODS We extracted records from the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) database for all patients undergoing PCNL between March 2006 and January 2011 in English NHS hospitals. Outcome measures were haemorrhage, infection within the index admission, and rates of emergency readmission and in-hospital mortality within 30 days of surgery… CONTINUE READING
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