2016 PG Course: Hernia – Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

13.3% (n=28) of attendees at the 2016 Hernia-Abdominal Wall Reconstruction PG Course reported no use of literature review to guide their approach to hernia surgery over prior 3 months of practice, and another 50.7% (n=107) reported only 1-3 instances. Average comfort level for using literature to guide practice and distinguish between evidence and opinion among attendees at the Hernia-Abdominal Wall Reconstruction PG Course was 3.9/5 at 2016 post-meeting analysis, and 4.1/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

32.5% (n=69) of attendees of the 2016 Hernia-Abdominal Wall Reconstruction PG Course reported no use of a cost guide in their approach to hernia surgery over the prior 3 months of practice, and another 40.6% (n=86) reported only 1-3 instances. Average comfort level for using cost to guide approach to hernia surgery among attendees at the Hernia-Abdominal Wall Reconstruction PG Course was 3.6/5 at 2016 post-meeting analysis, and 3.8/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

18.0% (n=38) of attendees of the 2016 Hernia-Abdominal Wall Reconstruction PG Course reported using quality and outcomes data to guide their approach to hernia surgery over the prior 3 months of practice, and another 35.5% (n=75) reported only 1-3 instances. Average comfort level for using quality and outcome data to guide approaches to hernia surgery among attendees at the Hernia – Abdominal Wall Reconstruction PG Course was 4.3/5 at 2016 post-meeting analysis, and 4.1/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

80.7% (n=88) of attendees of the 2016 Hernia-Abdominal Wall Reconstruction PG Course reported not having developed a management plan for a challenging hernia over prior 3 months of practice, and another 9.2% (n=10) reported only 1-3 cases. Average comfort level for developing a management plan for a challenging hernia among attendees at the Hernia – Abdominal Wall Reconstruction PG Course was 3.8/5 at 2016 post-meeting analysis, and 4.5/5 at 3-month follow-up survey.

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