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2014 Quality Improvement Summit

The Quality Improvement Summit addressed the timely topic of Prostate Needle Biopsy Complications.

Quality Improvement Summit Resources

White Paper [pdf]

Part of the mission of the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Committee is ensuring the highest degree of safety for urologic patients. To do so, the QIPS Committee advises American Urological Association (AUA) members on the best way to minimize the incidence and impact of adverse events in urologic practice and maximize recovery from such events. The Committee routinely monitors reports of unsafe practice and safety alerts from various government agencies, particularly the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When warranted, the Committee notifies its members about such events and educates AUA members regarding proper procedures.

AUA Comment Letter on EPA Federal Guidance Report No. 14, Radiation Protection Guidance for Diagnostic and Interventional X-Ray Procedures June 2013 | PDF

AUA Joins the Advancing Patient Safety Coalition to Comment on the Proposed Unique Device Identification (UDI) System November 2012 | PDF

AUA Board Approves White Paper on the Incidence, Prevention and Treatment of Complications Related to Prostate Needle Biopsy October 2012 | PDF

Infections Secondary to Transrectal Prostate Needle Biopsies
June 2011

White Paper for Reprocessing Flexible Cystoscopes
February 2011 | AUA Board of Directors approved updates February 2014

AUA Issues Statement about Herbal Supplements Following FDA Safety Alert
November 2009


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