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dc.contributor.authorJay, MA
dc.contributor.authorArat, A
dc.contributor.authorWijlaars, L
dc.contributor.authorAjetunmobi, O
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, T
dc.contributor.authorLu, H
dc.contributor.authorLei, S
dc.contributor.authorSkerritt, C
dc.contributor.authorGoldfeld, S
dc.contributor.authorGissler, M
dc.contributor.authorGunnlaugsson, G
dc.contributor.authorHrafn Jonsson, S
dc.contributor.authorHjern, A
dc.contributor.authorGuttmann, A
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, R
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-27T00:32:53Z
dc.date.available2020-11-27T00:32:53Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-24
dc.identifier.citationJay, M. A., Arat, A., Wijlaars, L., Ajetunmobi, O., Fitzpatrick, T., Lu, H., Lei, S., Skerritt, C., Goldfeld, S., Gissler, M., Gunnlaugsson, G., Hrafn Jonsson, S., Hjern, A., Guttmann, A. & Gilbert, R. (2020). Timing of paediatric orchidopexy in universal healthcare systems: international administrative data cohort study. BJS OPEN, 4 (6), pp.1117-1124. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs5.50329.
dc.identifier.issn2474-9842
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/252498
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: International guidelines in 2008 recommended orchidopexy for undescended testis at 6-12 months of age to reduce the risk of testicular cancer and infertility. Using administrative data from England, Finland, Ontario (Canada), Scotland and Sweden (with data from Victoria (Australia) and Iceland in supplementary analyses), the aim of this study was to investigate compliance with these guidelines and identify potential socioeconomic inequities in the timing of surgery before 1 and 3 years. METHODS: All boys born in 2003-2011 with a diagnosis code of undescended testis and procedure codes indicating orchidopexy before their fifth birthday were identified from administrative health records. Trends in the proportion of orchidopexies performed before 1 and 3 years of age were investigated, as were socioeconomic inequities in adherence to the guidelines. RESULTS: Across all jurisdictions, the proportion of orchidopexies occurring before the first birthday increased over the study period. By 2011, from 7·6 per cent (Sweden) to 27·9 per cent (Scotland) of boys had undergone orchidopexy by their first birthday and 71·5 per cent (Sweden) to 90·4 per cent (Scotland) by 3 years of age. There was limited evidence of socioeconomic inequities for orchidopexy before the introduction of guidelines (2008). Across all jurisdictions for boys born after 2008, there was consistent evidence of inequities in orchidopexy by the first birthday, favouring higher socioeconomic position. Absolute differences in these proportions between the highest and lowest socioeconomic groups ranged from 2·5 to 5·9 per cent across jurisdictions. CONCLUSION: Consistent lack of adherence to the guidelines across jurisdictions questions whether the guidelines are appropriate.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherJOHN WILEY & SONS LTD
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleTiming of paediatric orchidopexy in universal healthcare systems: international administrative data cohort study
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/bjs5.50329
melbourne.affiliation.departmentPaediatrics (RCH)
melbourne.source.titleBJS Open
melbourne.source.volume4
melbourne.source.issue6
melbourne.source.pages1117-1124
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1458992
melbourne.contributor.authorGoldfeld, Sharon
dc.identifier.eissn2474-9842
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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