Urodynamic services, personnel and training in the United Kingdom.
Objective To audit the provision of urodynamic services in the UK, with particular emphasis on the personnel involved and the training they received.
Methods A questionnaire was sent to 163 centres carrying out urodynamics in the UK asking for information on the department providing the service, the frequency of use, the number of patients investigated. professional training of the personnel and whether the personnel thought that the training was adequate.
Results Most urodynamic facilities in the UK function on a part-time basis.
Urodynamics are carried out by a variety of healthcare professionals but most are performed by doctors and nurses.
Half the respondents considered the training to be inadequate.
Conclusion Consideration should be given to requiring a minimum standard of training for personnel carrying out urodynamics in the UK to ensure that a quality service is provided.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil urinaire pathologie, Agent santé, Spécialité médicale, Urologie, Audit, Pratique professionnelle, Royaume Uni, Europe, Evaluation, Traitement, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Urinary system disease, Health worker, Medical specialty, Urology, Audit, Professional practice, United Kingdom, Europe, Evaluation, Treatment, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0177087
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 21/05/1997.