Quality metrics in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

Susan Khalil, Kelsey Kossl, Sara Pasik, Michael Brodman, Charles Ascher-Walsh

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Purpose of reviewQuality improvement and patient safety are relevant to the advancement of clinical care, particularly in the field of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS). Although safety and feasibility of MIGS have been established, identification of quality metrics in this field is also necessary.Recent findingsSurgical quality improvement has focused on national overarching measures to reduce mortality, surgical site infections (SSIs), and complications. Quality improvement in minimally invasive surgery has additionally led to advancements in postoperative patient recovery and long-term outcomes. Process measures in minimally invasive surgery include use of bundles and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs. However, procedure-specific quality metrics for MIGS outcomes are poorly defined at this time.SummaryQuality metrics in minimally invasive gynecology are well defined for structural measures and select process measures. Creation of relevant benchmarks for outcome measures in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-310
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2021


  • minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
  • patient safety
  • quality improvement
  • quality measures


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