Quality and Outcomes Reports - Urology
Unplanned Readmissions and Reoperations
Why we measure it - To ensure that we are providing the best and safest care, we track the number of unplanned readmissions or reoperations so we can 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 graph shows the volume of unplanned readmissions and reoperations in 2012 for patients that had 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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