Quality assessment of 26 304 herniorrhaphies in Denmark: a prospective nationwide study

@article{BayNielsen2001QualityAO,
  title={Quality assessment of 26 304 herniorrhaphies in Denmark: a prospective nationwide study},
  author={M. Bay-Nielsen and H. Kehlet and L. Strand and J{\o}gen Malmstr{\o}m and F. Andersen and P. Wara and P. Juul and T. Callesen},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={358},
  pages={1124-1128}
}
BACKGROUND Groin hernia repair is one of the most frequent operations, but there is no consensus about surgical or anaesthetic technique. Furthermore, no nationwide studies have been done. Our aim was to investigate outcome results of groin hernia surgery to improve quality of treatment. METHODS We prospectively recorded 26304 groin hernia repairs done in Denmark from Jan 1, 1998, to June 30, 2000, in a nationwide Danish hernia database. FINDINGS 93% of all groin herniorrhaphies done in… Expand
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