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BAUS Snapshot Audits

BAUS launched two new snapshot audits in 2020. The first of these was an audit of surgery for bladder outflow obstruction (BOO): this audit opened on 1 March 2020 and is now closed.  Indiviudal unit feedback was sent out in early November 2020.  National data from the audit was presented at the BAUS 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting in November.  Headline statements from this audit can be found on the BOO Audit page.

The second is an audit of the assessment and management of patients presenting with suspected or confirmed renal/ureteric colic during November 2020. The data on patients presenting in November 2020 will be collected in March 2021 to allow for follow up.

In addition, there is an audit on the management of the lower ureter for nephroureterectomy which was launched in the summer of 2020.

Use the images & links below to get further information about these audits

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 this common urological condition.

"These data will also provide useful feedback for local units, as well as guiding evidence-based improvement in patient care ... "