Data Requests

Instructions for Accessing AHSQC Data for Research

  • Data collected for quality improvement purposes in the AHSQC can be used for research in certain circumstances​
  • Any use of AHSQC data for research purposes should involve either your local or private Institutional Review Board (IRB) 
  • AHSQC surgeons and individually approved personnel can access your own patients’ data any time for research by direct download from the AHSQC user interface. Please be aware that downloading information in this manner may include protected health information depending on your selections for export. Please follow your local institutional or practice policies regarding proper handling of protected health information.
  • AHSQC surgeons can request summary analyzed research data for all AHSQC patients by completing the appropriate form below. The request is approved by the AHSQC Data Use and Publications Committee and analysis performed in partnership between the requesting surgeon or group and the AHSQC Data Coordination Center. Currently this service is provided free of charge to AHSQC surgeons in good standing.
  • Members of industry and researchers can also request summary analyzed research data by completing the appropriate form below. Individual fees may apply.


AHSQC Participating Surgeon and Institution Request for Data

AHSQC surgeons in good standing by being active, participating members of the AHSQC are entitled to have access to the collaborative-wide AHSQC data. For more information on how to request data and the requirements, please click here for the FAQS: Use of AHSQC Registry Data by AHSQC Surgeons. To view other data requests that have been submitted and approved, please view the 'Approved Data Requests' under the Resources tab once logging in. To submit a data request, please click the button below.

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AHSQC Foundation Partner Request for Data

AHSQC is partnering with industry and other stakeholders to improve the quality, safety, and value of hernia care. Real-world data and analyses from the AHSQC are available. To submit a request for data, please click the button below.

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AHSQC Non-Foundation Partner Request for Data

The AHSQC recognizes that AHSQC can provide useful information for a wide variety of uses that fit the mission of the collaborative, but are not originating from AHSQC surgeons or Foundation Partners.  Typical stakeholders in this scenario would include medical researchers, governmental agencies, or companies that are not currently AHSQC Foundation Partners.   To submit a request for data, please click the button below.

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Publication Committee Approved Data Requests

Primary Author                  

Title Requested Date Approved  Manuscript Published
Vedra Augenstein, MD Predicting surgical site complications 8/17/2016  
Ajita Prabhu, MD Effect of epidural pain management on postoperative course of patients underoing ventral hernia repair 8/26/2016 Yes
Ajita Prabhu, MD Laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) versus robotic IPOM 8/26/2016  
Ivy Haskins, MD Resident Research Grant: Developement and validation of a ventral hernia decision support tool using the AHSQC 9/1/2016  
Thomas Gavigan, MD Resident Research Grant: Prospective cohort study of patients undergoing parastomal hernia repair using the AHSQC 9/1/2016  
Michael Rosen, MD Is there an association between the type of surgical hat worn during surgery and 30-day wound events? 9/21/2016 Yes
Michael Rosen, MD The association of wound closure techniques with 30-day wound events 10/5/2016  
Jacob Greenberg, MD A randomized trial of video-based collaborative learning approaches to improve outcomes in ventral hernia repair 10/5/2016  
Eric Pauli, MD Surgical site occurrences: Does concomitant surgical intervention affect occurrence rate during elective hernia repair? 10/26/2016  
Eric Pauli, MD Considerations in geriatric herniorrhaphy: A retrospective, outcomes-based analysis 10/26/2016  
Jeffrey Blatnik, MD Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block versus epidural analgesia in large open ventral hernia repairs 10/28/2016  
Stephen McNatt, MD Effect of antiplatelet and anticoagulatins medications on 30-day wound morbidity after ventral/incisional hernia repair 1/11/2016  
David Krpata, MD Impact of bowel and bladder injury on 30 day outcomes after ventral hernia repair 1/23/2016  
William Hope, MD An evaluation of fascial closure techniques in patients undergoing open ventral hernia repair: Practice patterns and short term outcomes 1/5/2017  
Michael Rosen, MD The effect of BMI on post-operative wound complications following open ventral hernia repair 1/6/2017  
William Hope, MD The effect of fixation on outcomes in minimally invasive hernia repair 1/11/2017  
Michael Rosen, MD Association of immunosuppression with 30-day wound events 2/24/2017  
Ajita Prabhu, MD What is the association of nicotine use with 30-day wound events in clean ventral hernia repairs? 3/3/2017  
Michael Rosen, MD The association between the previous history of abdominal wall SSI (non-MRSA and MRSA) and 30-day wound events following ventral hernia repair with mesh 3/22/2017  
Benjamin Poulose, MD Development of the hernia-related quality-of-life short form (HerQLes-SF) to assess abdominal wall function 3/24/2017  
Ajita Prabhu, MD Does preoperative functional status predict 30-day morbidity and morality, hospital length of stay, and discharge destination following complex abdominal wall reconstruction? 4/21/2017  
Jacob Greenberg, MD Long-term results of primary fascial closure following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair 4/21/2017  
William Hope, MD An evaluation of the outcomes of incisional hernia repair in patients with previous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 4/21/2017  
Michael Rosen, MD Early wound morbidity following open ventral hernia repair with biosynthetic or polypropylene mesh 4/26/2017  
Jacob Greenberg, MD Long-term results of primary fascial closure following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair 4/21/2017  
William Hope, MD An evaluation of the outcomes of incisional hernia repair in patients with previous Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 4/21/2017  
Ajita Prabhu, MD

Robotic umbilical and epigastric hernia repair with mesh: Is preperitoneal mesh better than intraperitoneal mesh?

Benjamin Poulose, MD Reducing early readmissions after ventral hernia repair: Quality improvement with the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative 5/17/2017  
Michael Rosen, MD Decreasing Venous thromboembolic events after ventral hernia repair - An quality improvement effort from the AHSQC 7/26/2017  
Ajita Prabhu, MD Does previous meshes removal during open VHR of recurrent primary ventral/ incisional hernias lead to better 30-day and 1-year outcomes? 8/2/2017  
William Hope, MD A comparison of outcomes of component separation techniques 7/26/2017  
Eugene Dickens, MD What is the incidence of recurrent umbilical hernia repairs? 9/13/2017  
Ajita Prabhu, MD Emergent Ventral Hernia Repair - Outcomes and trends of the use of myofascial releases in an emergent setting 9/29/2017  
Vedra Augenstein, MD Evaluation of Outcomes Following Partial Excision vs. Complete Excision of Infected Mesh 9/27/2017  
Ajita Prabhu, MD Preventable comorbidities and the impact on 30-days following hernia repair 10/11/2017  



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