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Quality Measures Assessed for Hysterectomy in POP

Am J Obstet Gynecol; ePub 2017 Feb 8; Adams-Piper, et al

In women undergoing hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse (POP), fellowship-trained surgeons in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FRMRS) were more likely to perform proposed quality measures compared to those without such training, a recent study found. 633 women undergoing hysterectomy for POP from January 1 to December 31, 2008, were included in the study. Researchers found:

  • Fellowship-trained surgeons performed 302 hysterectomies for POP, “grandfathered” FPMRS surgeons performed 98, and gynecologic generalist surgeons performed 230.
  • Fellowship-trained surgeons had the highest performance rates for individual quality measures and cumulative performance of all measures.
  • Specialist surgeons performed more hysterectomies for POP.


Adams-Piper ER, Guaderrama NM, Chen Q, Whitcomb EL. Impact of surgical training on the performance of proposed quality measures for hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse. [Published online ahead of print February 8, 2017]. Am J Obstet Gynecol. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2017.02.004.