6 Herniamed Quality Assurance Study/Registry

The quality of hernia surgery can only be assured or improved if, first, the surgeon records all important details about his hernia patients and their disease and, second, he is kept abreast of the long-term outcome of his operations. For that reason experienced hernia surgeons set up the non-commercial firm Herniamed, and within the framework of a voluntary quality assurance project, committed themselves to recording the exact details of all hernia operations carried out in their hospital or practice and to conducting scientific evaluation of the data collected.