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I wish to write an article on ligation related to inguinal hernia surgery to increase awareness of how we, as surgeons, can reduce negligent claims.
I would like to analyse data from the last 20 years for patients who have had inguinal hernia repairs either open or laparoscopic. These operations may be listed as: Inguinal hernia, inguinal herniorrhaphy, inguinal hernioplasty, laparoscopic hernia repair, TAPP – transabdominal preperitoneal repair or TEP – totally extraperitoneal repair.
Would it be possible for the NHS resolutions information governance group to consider providing the detailed dataset listed below for each case?
• Date of negligent claim • Age + gender
• Type of hernia • Type of operation
o Inguinal or inguinoscrotal o Open or Laparoscopic
o Unilateral or bilateral o Mesh or no mesh
o Primary or recurrent
• Reason for negligent claim • Nature of injury
• Outcome/Verdict • Reason for verdict
• Pay out amount
If there is anyone interested in working with me on this and similar projects, I would be more than happy to collaborate.
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