Quality and Outcomes Reports - Urology
Unplanned Readmissions and Reoperations
Why we measure it - In order to ensure that we are providing the best and safest care, we track the number of unplanned readmissions or reoperations. This tracking and continual review of each unplanned readmission or reoperation gives us the opportunity to identify potential areas of improvement.
What this means - National norms do not exist for these data. The low percent of complications show the high quality of care being delivered. A significant number of these cases are performed on highly complex patients with multiple medical issues.
About the data - This table reflects the volume of unplanned readmissions and reoperations for patients that had a urological surgery as well as associated complications verified by a departmental review.
Related dimensions of care:
What we're doing to provide the best care:
- We discuss any complications as a group to learn best practices and improve care.
- Our pediatric urological surgeons are fully involved in each step, from preoperative assessment, through the procedure and to postoperative care.
- 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.
- Clinical pathways are being developed for complex procedures to ensure standardization of best practices.
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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