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[Organisation and early outcome after radical prostatectomy in Denmark 2004-2007]

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BACKGROUND: The organisation, volume and early morbidity after radical prostatectomy has not been researched in Denmark. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Hospital Register was searched for all radical prostatectomies in Denmark from 2004-2007, including mortality and readmissions. RESULTS: In total, 1469 radical prostatectomies were performed, initially in 9 departments, decreasing to 6 departments in 2007. From 2004 to 2007 the number of operations increased by approximately 60%. Median hospital stay was 4 days (mean 5.1 days) without any differences between departments. Mortality was 0.2%. CONCLUSION: There is an increasing rate of radical prostatectomies in Denmark. It is proposed that a national database be established to monitor early and long-term outcomes, including the role of surgical technique (nerve sparing, laparoscopic/robotic surgery, etc.) in order to ensure optimal organisation
Udgivelsesdato: 2008/8/18
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for læger
Vol/bind170
Udgave nummer34
Sider (fra-til)2545-2549
Antal sider4
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 2008

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