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Clinical Guidelines in Urological Management

  • Shinichi Ohshima
  • Yoshihiko Hirao
Book

Part of the Recent Advances in Endourology book series (ENDOUROLOGY, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-XI
  2. Kieran J. O’Flynn
    Pages 1-11
  3. Tomonori Hasegawa
    Pages 13-22
  4. Ralph V. Clayman, Thomas H. Gallagher
    Pages 33-39
  5. Yoshihiko Hirao, Yoshinari Ono, Momokazu Gotoh
    Pages 47-61
  6. Matthew T. Gettman, Claus G. Roehrborn
    Pages 63-83
  7. Kikuo Nutahara, Eiji Higashihara, Akito Yamaguchi, Mikio Kanemura
    Pages 85-91
  8. Matthew T. Gettman, Joseph W. Segura
    Pages 93-112
  9. Osamu Nishizawa, Yoko Yoshikawa, Momokazu Gotoh, Maki Nakata
    Pages 113-125
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 127-130

About this book

Introduction

The twenty-first century will be the era of the market economy, a century char­ acterized by the penetration of market forces into every social field, even into government activities, education, and medical care. Guidelines for the provision of clinical care have been developed in recent years chiefly in American health-care services, which are the most thoroughly exposed to the market economy. The problem of escalating medical costs in the United States led the government and consumer groups to introduce clinical practice guidelines. Guidelines were introduced to control medical costs and quality. Initially, guidelines were developed mainly on the consumer side, but professionals, too, soon recognized the importance of clinical practice guidelines. The involvement of diverse groups in the development of guidelines has inten­ sified the need to create and improve scientific methods for drawing up those guidelines. Owing to the development of systematic and structured abstraction methods, evidence-based guidelines have been proposed. Principally, guidelines are a sum­ mary of published treatments created by statistical analysis of clinical outcomes.

Keywords

Benign prostate hyperlasia Clinical guidelines Ureteral calculi Ureteropelvic junction obstruction Urological management urology

Editors and affiliations

  • Shinichi Ohshima
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yoshihiko Hirao
    • 3
  1. 1.Nagoya University HospitalJapan
  2. 2.Department of UrologyNagoya University Graduate School of MedicineShowa-ku, NagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Department of UrologyNara Prefectural Medical UniversityKashihara, NaraJapan

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