ABBREVIATIONS

ACC New Zealand Accident Compensation
ACM Australian College of Midwives
ACSQHC Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
APMSG Australian Pelvic Mesh Support Group
ARTG Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
AUA American Urological Association
CFA Continence Foundation of Australia
COAG Council of Australian Governments
Code Code of Practice
Department Department of Health
GP General Practitioner
HCC Health Consumers Councils across Australia
HIC Health Issues Centre
ICD International Classification of Diseases
IRIS Incident Reporting and Investigation Scheme
ISP International Society for Pelviperineology
KEMH King Edward Memorial Hospital
MBS Medicare Benefit Schedule
MMDR Review Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation
MTAA Medical Technology Association of Australia
MUS mid-urethral sling
NASOG National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
NHS England National Health Service England
NSW Health NSW Ministry of Health
Patient implant card Patient cards for implantable medical devices
PHAA Public Health Association of Australia
POP pelvic organ prolapse
PROSPECT PROlapse Surgery: Pragmatic Evaluation and randomised Controlled Trials
RACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RACS Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
RANZCOG Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
RCT randomised controlled trials
Regulations Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices) Amendment (Implantable Medical Devices) Regulations 2017
SUI stress urinary incontinence
TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration
TVT tension-free vaginal tape
TVT-O tension-free vaginal tape-obturator
USANZ Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
US-FDA United States Food and Drug Administration
WHRIA Women's Health and Research Institute of Australia

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