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Bladder Outflow Obstruction (BOO) Audit

Data for this audit consists of details of men who underwent intervention for BOO (including PAE) during November 2019.  The data was submitted between March and June 2020.

Aims of the Bladder Outflow Obstruction (BOO) audit:

  • to collect data on baseline activity across the NHS for compliance with NICE and EAU guidelines; and
  • to determine variations in assessment and treatment, including waiting times and indications for surgery. 

Main Principles of the Audit:

  • data collection is retrospective to allow entry of follow-up data where applicable;
  • anonymised unit level data only is collected; 
  • the data is collected using JotForm, which is computer, tablet and smartphone-compatible;
  • the dataset contains a maximum of 36 questions covering pre-operative assessment, surgery and follow-up;
  • national feedback, and customised feedback to individual units is provided to enable benchmarking and quality improvement.

The process, platform and dataset were piloted by members of the BAUS Audit Steering Group in their hospitals before the audit commenced in urology units across the UK.

Clinical Audit Leads for Urology in each unit in the UK oversaw the audit locally, and co-ordinated their unit's response.

The national data from this audit was presented at the BAUS 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting in November.  Individual unit feedback was sent to the Clinical Audit Leads for Urology in early November 2020, prior to the meeting.


Click here to view the items in the BOO dataset.