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Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (AHSQC)

December 12, 2019

Description

Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (AHSQC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of care for hernia patients. It was founded in 2013 by hernia surgeons in an effort to improve hernia surgery outcomes and optimize costs. Surgeons across America collaborate to provide quality care for patients, surgeons, and providers.

 

Overview

Patients can see how the work of the AHSQC applies to improving the quality of their treatment by viewing the resources under the “Patients” section on their website. Here, they can find a sheet detailing new information for patients and a guide to abdominal core surgery rehabilitation. They also provide a link to a forum where they can discuss their conditions with other hernia patients at http://www.herniatalk.com/forum-posts.html

 

FAQ

Visitors can find more information on what the AHSQC does and how to become a member in the FAQs section. The FAQs section also lists the different kinds of patient information that is collected to perform AHSQC research. The goal of the AHSQC is to enter patient information from all types of ventral and inguinal hernias to make it as accessible as possible for different hernia patients. 

 

Opioid Reduction Initiative

Under the Patients section there is an explanation of how the ABSQC attempts to rid America of the opioid epidemic. It is estimated that 1 in 16 patients who are prescribed opioids after surgery will become addicted. The hernia surgeons of the ABSQC are dedicated to reducing this number by partnering with patients to reduce opioid prescribing and reduce opioid consumption.

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