With the goal of improving quality of care for patients with urologic disease, the American Urological Association launched the AUA Quality (AQUA) Registry in June 2014.
The AQUA Registry is a national urologic disease registry designed to measure and report healthcare quality and patient outcomes. Through the aggregation and organization of clinical- and patient-reported data on diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, outcomes and resource utilization, the Registry will provide the urologic community with a definitive resource for informing and advancing urology within the United States.
The AQUA Registry currently focuses on prostate cancer, but it will gradually expand to include other urological conditions.
AUA Leadership on the AQUA Registry
"AQUA Registry can be a powerful tool for urologists to observe the course of disease; understand variations in treatment and outcomes; examine factors that influence prognosis and quality of life; describe care patterns, including appropriateness of care and disparities in delivery of care; assess effectiveness; monitor safety and harm; measure quality of care; and compare themselves with their peers."
Dr. Gopal H. Badlani
AUA Former Secretary