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Defining Success Following Sling Surgery: Association Of Satisfaction With Patient Reported Outcomes

October 03, 2017

MONTEREY, CA, USA (UroToday) - One increasingly common and somewhat controversial topic of discussion revolves around what outcomes measures should be assessed following anti-incontinence procedures. Additional dialogue concerns the specific definition of success, which is far from being established.

The study from Seattle's Virginia Mason Medical Center, critically evaluated the impact of altering the definition of success in the examination of two commonly used anti-incontinence procedures.

Prospective data pertaining to two slings utilized at Virginia Mason were used to illustrate how reported outcomes can be swayed to demonstrate variable conclusions dependent upon the definition of success used and the parameters applied to each entity.

Efforts to standardize assessed outcomes and the definitions of success were encouraged.

Presented by the Virginia Mason Group at the 84th Annual Meeting of the AUA - Western Section - October 26 - 30, 2008 - Monterey, California

Reported by Alvaro Lucioni, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

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