1369 - Male stress urinary incontinence, sling operation for, with or without synthetic mesh

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Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Implantation of male sling for male stress urinary incontinence

Description of Medical Condition

Stress urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, walking or exercise. In stress incontinence, the sphincter muscle and/or the pelvic diaphragm, which support the bladder and urethra, are weakened or non-functioning. Suboptimal function may be caused by injury to the urethral area, surgery to the prostate or pelvic area, etc. The sphincter is not able to prevent urine from flowing when intra-abdominal pressure is raised (such as when the patient coughs, laughs, or lifts heavy objects). Mild incontinence is the leakage of <100ml urine per day. Moderate incontinence is the leakage of 100 > 500ml of urine per day.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Final Protocol - Ratified (PDF 2780 KB)
Final Protocol - Ratified (Word 311 KB)

Assessment Report

Assessment Report (PDF 346 KB)
Assessment Report (Word 270 KB)

Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 57 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 85 KB)

Consumer Friendly Public Summary Document (PSD)

Consumer Friendly PSD (PDF 410 KB)
Consumer Friendly PSD (Word 17 KB)

Consumer Friendly PSDs - The Basics

The Basics (PDF 190 KB)
The Basics (Word 29 KB)

Meetings for this Application


14 to 15 August 2014
11 to 12 December 2014


11 to 12 June 2015


30 to 31 July 2015