Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 26–31

Consideration in Quality and Safety for Pelvic Floor Interventions

Female Stress Incontinence and Prolapse (R Dmochowski, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11884-013-0222-7

Cite this article as:
MacNear, H., Rothschild, J., Osborn, D. et al. Curr Bladder Dysfunct Rep (2014) 9: 26. doi:10.1007/s11884-013-0222-7

Abstract

Pelvic floor disorders affect millions of women nationwide and many women access the healthcare system to seek treatment for these disorders to improve their quality of life. Quality improvement is defined as the combined and unceasing efforts of healthcare professionals, patients and their families, researchers, payers, planners and educators to make the changes that will lead to better patient outcomes, professional development and health care delivery. The problems related to transvaginal mesh emphasize the importance of quality and safety in the field of female pelvic medicine and reconstruction. In the future, medical societies will likely increase the production of treatment guidelines for disease processes and certifying medical boards will continue to strengthen the certification and maintenance of certifications processes in order to maintain competency and improve the quality and safety of medical care delivered.

Keywords

Pelvic floor interventions Quality Safety Complications Outcomes Incontinence Mesh Pelvic organ prolapse 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of California, DavisSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity of California, DavisSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Urologic SurgeryVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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