The inferential statistical method used in this study was selected to determine whether a trend existed between PSM proportions and Gleason scores at biopsy and RP, as well as tumour stage as a means to compare the RP practice at the GBHS to the CCO evidentiary base literature.
Most of the patients undergoing RP at the GBHS were intermediate risk (62%), with smaller numbers of low-risk (24%) and high-risk (14%) patients (Table 1).
There were no perioperative deaths in the GBHS study group.
Most patients undergoing RP at the GBHS were intermediate risk (62%), using the risk stratification method proposed by D'Amico and endorsed by the CCO.
1] It would appear that the urologists at GBHS are performing adequately compared to their peers.