The era of value-based health care has arrived. And while the idea of basing reimbursement on quality and efficiency rather than volume of care is good in theory, the majority of urologists say it will be difficult to carry out, according to Urology Times' 2016 State of the Specialty survey.
Urology Times conducted a survey in June and July 2016 in which we sought urologists’ opinions on maintenance of certification. These charts provide a snapshot of their thoughts regarding the controversial program.
Multiple studies on exosomes, data from the IMvigor 210 trial of atezolizumab (TECENTRIQ), and research on prehabilitation for cystectomy were among the highlights in bladder cancer from the 2016 AUA annual meeting.
The AUA 2016 imaging take-home messages included abstracts about texture analysis, an imaging algorithm using CT and MRI in the evaluation of fat-poor angiomyolipomas, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound. The take-home messages were presented by Gary J. Faerber, MD, of the University of Utah Health Sciences, Salt Lake City.
The State of the Specialty survey, now in its tenth year, takes the pulse of urologists’ current challenges, business and clinical practices, satisfaction, and opinions on a variety of hot-button topics. I
The recently published AUA practice guideline on Peyronie’s disease provides current clinical principles on diagnosis and treatment of a highly prevalent and clinically significant condition, according to the co-chair of the multidisciplinary panel that developed the guideline.