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 - Our urology specialists have surgical success rates above 99 percent for all three categories listed on the graph. Our extremely low percentage of readmissions or reoperations shows the high quality of surgical care being delivered to our patients. A significant number of these cases include 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. National norms do not exist for these data.
Related dimensions of care:
- Our pediatric urological surgeons care for each patient through the entire surgical process. They prepare and check the patient before surgery, perform the procedure and provide follow-up care after the operation.
- 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 guidelines are constantly being developed to eliminate complications and hospital readmissions after complex procedures. These guidelines become standardized across the urology program and used for best practices.