Tuesday 9 October 2018

Does the Use of Patient Decision Aid (PDA) Influence the Patterns of Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence?: (OAJRSD) - Lupinepublishers

Currently, there are safety concerns regarding the use of mesh tape, the most commonly performed surgical procedure for the management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. A recent independent review from Australia suggested that the use of mesh tapes should be the last surgical resort for women [1]. Many patients seeking legal compensation following mesh complications claimed they were not offered any surgical alternative. Despite the recommendation from the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) of equally offering mesh and non-mesh SUI procedures, the number women undergoing the former is significantly more than those undergoing the latter [2]. Patient decision aids (PDAs) have been shown to increase patient knowledge, clarity about their own values and accuracy of risk perceptions with regards to various options [3].

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