Quality and Outcomes Reports - Urology
Clinic Visit Volume
Why we measure it - Research shows that surgeons and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures.
What this means - Our urologists at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee care for a high volume of patients from across Wisconsin. Our volumes continue to increase as more patients and families are coming to Children's Hospital for care.
About the data - This graph shows the number of outpatient visits to our urology clinic from 2009 through 2012.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- We offer outreach clinics to reduce the number of trips many families need to make to our Milwaukee hospital location. Our doctors travel to Neenah, Green Bay, Kenosha and New Berlin, Wis., to provide outpatient care closer to where our patients live.
- Our clinic volumes continue to grow as we meet the needs of an increasing demand for our services across the region.
- Our clinics are staffed by experienced and knowledgeable physicians and advanced practice nurses.
- We have full-time nurse practitioners who focus on the nonsurgical management of more common problems such as urinary tract infections and childhood incontinence, as well as assisting the physicians. These problems often take time to sort out and to provide the needed education to get the desired result for the patient. Our philosophy is to get the right patient with the right provider.
- Prenatal counseling for congenital anomalies of the urinary tract is offered in a multidisciplinary setting in a combined evaluation with perinatologists and neonatologists through the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin.
- Patients with complex neurological conditions such as spina bifida, are seen in a multispecialty clinic along with a number of other specialties at a single setting and location.
- Specialty functions within the clinic setting include urodynamics (sophisticated measurements of the function of the bladder) and biofeedback.
- We offer the Family Accommodations Program to help coordinate travel plans and appointments for families traveling to our center from a long distance.
Patients and families:
- If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please call Central Scheduling at (877) 607-5280 or (414) 607-5280 as soon as possible to reschedule so another child can be seen.
- Come 15 minutes before your appointment so we can ask about health information before you see the doctor.
- Check with your insurance provider before your visit to see if a referral may be needed to see a specialist at Children's Hospital.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day. Call our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
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