RESEARCH > Urology Research Resources > AUA Census

AUA Census

The American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Census is conducted each year between May and September. All members of the urology community are encouraged to participate!

AUA members who complete the Census will receive a free copy of The State of Urology Workforce and Practice in the United States, an annual publication that will be available at the end of the year. 

Participants who complete the Census will also be entered into a monthly prize drawing to win a Kindle HD Fire. During the month of August, Census respondents will also be entered into a weekly raffle to win a “Urinary Tract Team” t-shirt.

Please click the "Take Census" button below to begin the 2014 AUA Annual Census.

Take Census

AUA Sections Census Infographic

Click to Expand

Congratulations to August’s winner of a Kindle Fire HD!
Ann Michele Aspera, MD, Hawaii

Previous Winners

July

Paul Russo, MD, New York

June

Scott Niditch, MD, Pennsylvania

May

Jose Francisco Belenar, Argentina
Kamal Adjali, California
Michael Nurzia, Connecticut
Lisly Chery, Washington
Julio Davalos, Maryland

Congratulations to our t-shirt winners!

Pamela Ellsworth, MD, Massachusetts – August 29, 2014

Christopher L. Amling, MD, Oregon – August 22, 2014

Thomas Brady, MD, Nevada – August 15, 2014

Thomas L. Poulton, MD, Washington – August 8, 2014

The annual AUA Census seeks to explore the profession of urology from multiple angles in one systematically designed survey by collecting data from practicing urologists and other providers worldwide.

Comprised of both fundamental and specialized questions, the survey will provide the urology community with comprehensive information about practice settings; experiences with EMR adoption and quality of care reporting; adherence to clinical guidelines; and provider demographics, education, and training. 

We are Counting on You to Make a Difference!

Schedule

Data Collection – The Census was introduced at the AUA 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. It will be available online through September 30.

Data Analysis – Data will be analyzed in October and November.

Data Reporting – The Census report, entitled The State of Urology Workforce and Practice in the United States, will be released at the end of 2014.

To find out more about the census, contact dataservices@AUAnet.org.

 

 

 

What is the AUA Annual Census?

The AUA Annual Census is a comprehensive, specialty representative survey distributed annually to AUA members.

The AUA Census seeks to explore the profession of urology from multiple angles in one systematically designed survey by collecting data from practicing urologists and other providers worldwide.

Why do we need an Annual Census?

AUA launched an annual Census this year because it recognizes the need for a definitive source of data about the urology community. The survey will provide comprehensive information about practice settings; experiences with EMR adoption and quality reporting; adherence to clinical guidelines; and provider demographics, education, and training.

What privacy measures are taken to secure the data?

Data will be stored on a secure server. No identifiable, individual-level data will be reported or shared with third parties.

How will the Census data be used?

AUA will report the Census results in The State of Urology Workforce and Practice in the United States, an annual publication, to inform policymakers, the urology community, patients, payers, pharmaceutical and device companies and the general public about urology practice trends. Clinicians, researchers, residents, medical students, and industry groups will be able to use the data for research and analysis. AUA will also use the results to inform health policy leaders about the realities of practicing urology in the current healthcare environment.

How will Census data be reported?

The AUA will report aggregate-level data to ensure privacy and confidentiality.

When does the AUA Annual Census begin and end each year?

The Census is launched at the AUA Annual Meeting in the spring and be available online until the end of September. Census data will then be analyzed, and findings will be reported by the end of the year.

 

 

The AUA Annual Census

Collecting Meaningful Data to Bridge Knowledge Gaps in Urology

 

The AUA Annual Census

The AUA launched its first annual, specialty-wide Census in May 2014. This critical survey will provide clinicians, policymakers, payers and patients with important information about practice settings; experiences with EMR adoption and quality reporting; adherence to clinical guidelines; and provider demographics, education, and training. It also will identify cross-sectional and longitudinal variations across the specialty nationwide.

Census Question Organization

The census modules will consist of fundamental and supplemental questions.

Fundamental questions target the entire urology specialty and will be asked annually to assess cross-sectional and longitudinal patterns. General questions may include practicing status, clinical practice setting, primary and secondary subspecialties, patient encounters, employer type and employment status.

Supplemental questions will focus on emerging issues and will only be distributed to a subset of participants, either by randomized or targeted selection. Supplementary questions may be a continuation of the general questions or specific to a targeted group of participants, such as urologists who practice prostate cancer care in a particular state or urologists who provide a specific type of patient care (see example below).

Flow chart of Launching AUA Annual Census in 2014

Census Timeline

The first Census was launched at the AUA Annual Meeting in the spring and is available online through September. Participants will be incentivized with multiple promotions, such as prize drawings. Census data will be analyzed in October and November and reported at the end of December. This process will repeat annually.

2014 AUA Annual Census Timeline

How Census Data Will Be Used

The AUA will release The State of Urology Workforce and Practice in the United States, an annual publication, to inform policymakers, the urology community, patients, payers, pharmaceutical and device companies and the general public about urology practice trends. Individual-level, census-based Public Use Micro Data Sets will be available to clinicians, health services and policy researchers, residents, medical students, and industry groups for research and analysis. Census data will be used to generate original research, enhancing the image of AUA and urology nationally and globally.

Incentives for Participating in Census

The State of Urology Workforce and Practice in the United States will be available free of charge to all AUA member participants and at a discounted rate to non-member participants. Most importantly, the AUA will use census data to advocate on behalf of the specialty.

Privacy Policy

Census information will be stored on a secure server and will not be shared with third parties. Only aggregate-level data will be reported.

Summary

The AUA Annual Census creates an exciting opportunity to collect and disseminate representative data on the entire urologic landscape, and professional participation presents an opportunity for every member in the urology community to transform urologic care. Policymakers, payers, clinicians, students and industry groups, as well as other professional organizations can all find their places in this effort and enhance their urologic presence nationally and globally.

Contact

dataservices@AUAnet.org for more information.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT
Donate
Contact
Press/Media
Sections
Term of Use
Site Map


ADVERTISEMENT