Establishment and initial experiences from the Danish Ventral Hernia Database

  title={Establishment and initial experiences from the Danish Ventral Hernia Database},
  author={Frederik Helgstrand and Jacob Rosenberg and Morten Bay-Nielsen and Hans Friis-Andersen and P{\aa}l Wara and Lars Nannestad Jorgensen and Henrik Kehlet and Thue Bisgaard},
Outcome after ventral hernia repair is not optimal. The surgical technique relies on personal preferences or evidence from small-scale studies, rather than large-scale prospective data with high external validity. The purpose of this paper was to describe the establishment and potential of the Danish Ventral Hernia Database (DVHD). Furthermore, the first 2-year data from 2007 to 2008 are presented. Registrations were based on surgeons’ web registrations and validated by cross checking with data… CONTINUE READING

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