Variation in mesh placement for ventral hernia repair: an opportunity for process improvement?

@article{Gray2008VariationIM,
  title={Variation in mesh placement for ventral hernia repair: an opportunity for process improvement?},
  author={Stephen H Gray and Catherine C. Vick and Laura A. Graham and Kelly R. Finan and Leigh A. Neumayer and M T Hawn},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={196 2},
  pages={201-6}
}
BACKGROUND Incisional hernia repair (IHR) with mesh has been associated with decreased hernia recurrence. We analyzed variation in mesh use for IHR. METHODS A cohort undergoing IHR from 16 Veterans' Administration (VA) Hospitals was identified. Patient-specific variables were obtained from National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) data. Operative variables were obtained from physician-abstracted operative notes. Univariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses were used… CONTINUE READING