The clinical and financial implications of a decade of prostate biopsies in the NHS : analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics data 2008-2019
Date : July 2020
We present this research from former Vattikuti Fellow, Ashwin Tamhankar, who has recently been published in the British Journal of Urology International, with significant research on prostate biopsies
Objective: To evaluate the clinical and financial implications of a decade of prostate biopsies performed in the UK National Health Service (NHS) through the transrectal (TR) vs the transperineal (TP) route.
Methods: We conducted an evaluation of the TR vs the TP biopsy approach in the context of 28 days post-procedure complications and readmissions. A secondary evaluation of burden of expenditure in NHS hospitals over the entire decade (2008-2019) was conducted through examination of national Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data.