Optimizing Clinical and Economic Outcomes with Personalized Treatment in Management of Overactive Bladder (OAB)

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

This activity is an archive from the live session from the 2019 Fall Managed Care Forum. If you participated in the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education credits from this archive.

This activity is valid from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a highly prevalent condition that approximately 17% of women and 16% of men over 18 suffer from, that’s an estimated 33 million people; however the numbers may be higher due to undiagnosed cases. OAB occurs about twice as frequently in women as in men, and while OAB is not considered a normal part of aging, it does become more prevalent with advanced age. OAB has a significant impact on quality of life (QoL), co-morbidities and cost; sufferers are two to three times more likely to experience disturbed sleep, overeating, poor self-esteem, and depression. Despite its impact, OAB remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Screening and evaluating patients are of utmost importance in order to improve diagnosis and patient QoL. There are a variety of treatments available and typically a stepwise progression is implemented in OAB management. Multiple options of treatment are available in each line of therapy which provide for a tailored approach. This method allows for an individualized treatment plan based upon a patient’s expectations and goals for treatment, their co-morbidities, symptoms, and medication side-effects. What works and does not work will vary patient to patient, and it’s important to keep communications open to determine if a patient is unable to remain compliant to treatment due to side-effects or cost.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explore barriers that prevent patients from receiving diagnosis and effective treatment of overactive bladder (OAB)

  • Review the principles of physiology and pharmacotherapy for currently available agents, including the antimuscarinics, beta-3 agonists and combination therapy

  • Implement strategies to engage in more effective patient, provider and payer dialogues to identify the patient’s needs and improve outcomes for OAB

  • Analyze benefit design strategies for clinicians and managed care professionals to improve overall patient outcomes in OAB

  • Discuss more effective patient dialogues to identify the patient’s needs and improve outcomes for OAB


Faculty: David Ginsberg, MD
Clinical Professor of Urology
USC-Keck School of Medicine


Dr. Ginsberg serves on an advisory board for Urovant. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in continuing
nursing credit.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hour toward CMCN recertification requirements.

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