The American Urological Association will launch the first national urology clinical data registry next year.
The AUA Quality Registry is designed to measure and report healthcare quality and patient outcomes and provide data that can be used to identify trends related to the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Though the registry will first deal with only prostate cancer, it will eventually expand to address patterns and outcomes for other urological conditions.
“The AUA AQUA Registry will be a powerful tool for urologists to observe the course of a disease, understand variations in treatment and outcomes, and examine factors influencing prognosis and quality of life,” Dr. Gopal Badlani, AUA secretary, said in a news release. “It can also help urologists describe patient care patterns, monitor safety and harm and enable them to review and compare data with their peers.”