Editorial: use of surgical databases in urogynaecology

  title={Editorial: use of surgical databases in urogynaecology},
  author={Abdelmageed Abdelrahman and Ashleigh Moore and Ruben D Trochez},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of surgical databases to record the outcomes of surgery in many specialties. Urogynaecology has seen the development of at least two large-scale databases in the last two decades. This editorial addresses the rationale for a surgical database in urogynaecology, how the database works, the advantages and drawbacks of this form of data collection, usage, and the potential it has to become a compulsory and perhaps essential element of… 

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