“All CUA guidelines are developed using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach for summarizing the evidence and making recommendations.”

The Guidelines Committee welcomes CUA members feedback on the content of any of the posted guidelines, especially those undergoing review. Please click here to direct your comments to the committee chair.


CUA guideline documents provide a synopsis of the most current information on a particular topic and are intended for use by Canadian Urologists to aid them in their clinical practices. These guidelines however, do not establish a fixed set of rules or define the legal standard of care. The guidelines do not supercede physician judgment, and patient care should always be individualized. Treating physicians must take into account variations in resources, patient needs, and preferences.

As our knowledge grows and technology advances, the content of CUA guideline documents will inevitably change. As such, all CUA guidelines are subject to mandatory review every 5 years.