The main goal of the OAB treatment pathway is an improvement in quality of life. Typically this is associated with less urgency, frequency and incontinence. A “successful” outcome on the pathway involves a patient reported improvement which is satisfactory to them as an individual.
- OAB is not “cured” and as such ongoing, lifelong attention to the steps outlined in the pathway are necessary.
- Periodic reassessment of symptoms is necessary
- Continued adherence to behavioral therapy is necessary.
- Symptom progression can occur and one may need to restart the pathway or advance to the next step.
- Periodic office evaluation and questionnaires will be utilized to help patients remain engaged and offer an opportunity for improvement.