Introduction to hernia outcomes and clinical quality improvement: application to hernia disease


Presented by Benjamin K. Poulose, MD at the SAGES 2013 Annual Meeting: Optimizing Outcomes of Ventral & Inguinal Hernia Repairs Postgraduate Course

disclosures–13 sec
the challenges–18 sec
why are outcomes important?–51 sec
measuring quality in hernia disease–3:00

Keyword(s): abdominal wall musculature morphology, accountable care organizations, ACS, AHSQC, ArborMetrix, BMI, Carolinas Comfort Scale, clincial QI, clinical f/u, comparative effectiveness, comparative radiographic analysis, CT scan, DASH, data reporting, dx, epidemiology, fascial defect, functional status, gold standard, hernia outcomes, hernia problems, hernia research, hernia surgeons, HerQLes assessment tool, hiatal hernia, incisional hernia, inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, internal hernia, JACS, mesh repair, MI, Michigan, NEJM, NPV, obese, open posterior component separation, palpable, parastomal hernia, PE, physical exam, PPV, prospective study, prosthetics, QOL, RCT, recurrence, reimbursement, risk adjusted outcomes, suture repair, US, US exam, Vanderbilt Incisional Hernia Detection Cohort, ventral hernia, VHR

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