Validation of hysterectomy indications and the quality assurance process.

  title={Validation of hysterectomy indications and the quality assurance process.},
  author={Joseph C Gambone and J B Lench and M J Slesinski and Robert C Reiter and John Garry Moore},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={73 6},
Hysterectomy is one of the most commonly performed major operations in the United States. Despite efforts to explain its high incidence, the perception remains that a significant number of hysterectomies are unjustified. More indications are listed for hysterectomy than for any other major operation. A quality assurance process is presented that requires the surgeon to select preoperatively one designated indication for each hysterectomy performed. The pathology report is expected to verify the… CONTINUE READING