The benefits of a hernia service in a public hospital

A Hernia Service (HS) was commenced in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK in May 1996 to improve patient outcome following a poor star rating for overall hospital performance in daycase hernia surgery. Between 1996 and December 1998, 576 patients, median age 65 years (range 24–88) with unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernias underwent surgical repair on the… CONTINUE READING