The APFPR is currently in development. A comprehensive website will be launched by the end of 2020.

 

Who we are


The Australasian Pelvic Floor Procedure Registry (APFPR) is a clinician-led national clinical quality registry. It is currently under development to measure and report on surgical and patient reported outcomes related to procedures involving stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Our purpose


The APFPR aims to improve quality of care and increase the safety of patients undergoing procedures that utilise medical devices such as pelvic mesh. The APFPR will collect data relating to pelvic floor disorder diagnosis, comorbidities, surgery, intra and post-operative complications and device details.

The Modules


The APFPR will be rolled out in a modular format, with modules for SUI and POP involving mesh/prostheses being developed and piloted over the next 2 years, from mid-2020. These modules will particularly focus on device safety, complications, revisions and explantations.

PROJECT GOVERNANCE


The registry is managed by the Registry Science and Research Unit part of Public Health and Preventive Medicine , Monash University. The operational team is led by Professor Susannah Ahern and Project Manager, Ms Joanne Dean. Clinical oversight and registry support is provided to the operational team by a Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee  provides oversight of the registry’s activities including ensuring that the quality of data is monitored and that policies are established to address issues of clinical interest or significance that may arise, including those relating to quality of care. The committee meets quarterly and comprises project investigators and stakeholder representatives including:  Australian Government Department of Health; Therapeutic Goods Administration; Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; consumer; and senior clinicians/craft group.