BAUS Snapshot Audits
BAUS undertook two snapshot audits in 2020.
First, an audit of surgery for bladder outflow obstruction (BOO) with individual unit feedback sent out in early November 2020. National data from the audit was presented at the BAUS 2020 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting in November 2020, and can be found here. Headline statements from this audit can also be found on the BOO Audit page (BAUS members only - requires login).
Second, an audit of the assessment and management of patients presenting with suspected or confirmed renal/ureteric colic with individual unit feedback sent out in mid-June 2021. National data from the audit was presented at the BAUS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting in June 2021, and can be found here.
Third, an ongoing audit of the management of the lower ureter in nephroureterectomy which was launched in the summer of 2020.
A fourth snapshot audit, on the emergency management of ureteric trauma, will be introduced in 2022.
PLEASE NOTE: access to the links below requires a BAUS member's login
A message from Mr Andrew Dickinson, BAUS Audit Steering Group Chair:
“ ... I hope you will find this project exciting and worthwhile.
"The audits will provide BAUS with snapshots of UK practice. The BOO Audit, for example, will allow BAUS data to be compared with NICE and EAU guidelines for these common urological conditions.
"These data will also provide useful feedback for local units, as well as guiding evidence-based improvement in patient care ... "