The Danish Ventral Hernia Database – a valuable tool for quality assessment and research

@inproceedings{Helgstrand2016TheDV,
  title={The Danish Ventral Hernia Database – a valuable tool for quality assessment and research},
  author={Frederik Helgstrand and Lars Nannestad Jorgensen},
  booktitle={Clinical epidemiology},
  year={2016}
}
AIM The Danish Ventral Hernia Database (DVHD) provides national surveillance of current surgical practice and clinical postoperative outcomes. The intention is to reduce postoperative morbidity and hernia recurrence, evaluate new treatment strategies, and facilitate nationwide implementation of evidence-based treatment strategies. This paper describes the design and purpose of DVHD. STUDY POPULATION Adult (≥18 years) patients with a Danish Civil Registration Number and undergoing surgery… CONTINUE READING

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