Audit and recurrence rates after hernia surgery.

  title={Audit and recurrence rates after hernia surgery.},
  author={Gabriel Sandblom and Guenther Gruber and Anders Kald and Erik Nilsson},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  volume={166 2},
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of quality assurance on the recurrence rate after hernia repair. DESIGN A prospective longitudinal cohort study. SETTING District hospital, Sweden. SUBJECTS All (n = 1232) patients aged 15-80 years operated upon for inguinal or femoral hernia in Motala 1984, 1986-1988, 1990, and 1992-1994. INTERVENTION A questionnaire enquiring about pain or a lump in the operated area was sent 3-6 years postoperatively to all patients, excluding those who had already been… CONTINUE READING

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