Boston Hernia Quality Report 2021

Boston Hernia Quality Report – For patients taken care of in calendar year 2020


Total hernia surgery patients: 439

Hernias Repaired – 502

Total Umbilical/Epigastric hernia: 82

Total Inguinal hernia: 420 (including 54 patients who had bilateral hernia)


Total number of patients recorded in the AHSQC registry: Pending

Total number of hernia patients with 30 day post op outcomes recorded:  Pending 

Total number of inguinal hernia patients with 6 months outcomes: 288 for 2019-2020 and 116  for 2020 (report below shows 2 years worth of data)

Unplanned return to the OR – 2 of 439 (0.45%)

Wound infection: 2 of 439 (0.45%)

*Recurrence will be reported after 12 months, as 6 month recurrence rate is not an accurate measure


Quality of life graphs for Boston Hernia inguinal hernia n=288 in blue, n=2407 in green for entire AHSQC –  see link here for more detailed information about EuraHS



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