Best Practice Library – Urology

Key overarching resources

The resources below are relevant across most or all of the areas and metrics listed on this page.

Metric / recommendation Performance measure (top decile or national standard)
Day case rate for patients receiving male bladder outflow surgery  19.7%
Emergency readmissions within 30 days for patients following male bladder outflow surgery  5.7%
The median number of days between diagnosis of urinary retention (EM) and surgery (EL) for male patients (male bladder outflow surgery only)  
Day case rate for patients receiving TURBT 47.1%
Emergency readmissions within 30 days for patients following TURBT (%) 5.6%
Average wait (from presentation) to cystectomy for patients who undergo cystectomy within nine months of initial referral  
Day case rate for patients receiving ureteroscopy 79.5%
Percentage of emergency admissions with urinary tract stone that go on to have a ureteric stent insertion as a primary procedure during emergency admission  
Referral to treatment target (18 weeks)  92.0%
Referral to treatment target (52 weeks) 0.0%
Proportion of outpatient visits that are non-face to face  50.0%

Top-decile sentinel metric: Average wait from presentation to cystectomy for patients who undergo cystectomy within nine months of initial referral.

Sentinel top-decile metrics:

  • Referral to treatment target (18 weeks)
  • Referral to treatment target (52 weeks)