Do We Follow Evidence-Based Medicine Recommendations During Inguinal Hernia Surgery? Results of a Survey Covering 2441 Hernia Repairs in 2007

We conducted a survey to determine whether hernia surgeons follow evidence-based medicine (EBM) criteria in their daily routine. All chiefs of general surgery in Styria (Austria) received a short, simple, two-page, 10-item questionnaire. We analyzed completed surveys from 15 departments reporting 2441 hernia repairs with a mean patient age of 57.5 ± 11.6… (More)