Incisional Hernia Risk Prediction Instrument

October 2018

General Practitioners

Country of origin: USA

The Hernia Calculator from the University of Pennsylvania Health System was developed from data spanning a 7-year time frame and over 78,000 patients across multiple states. It is officially titled the Incisional Hernia Risk Prediction Instrument and is designed to estimate the chance of a patient developing an incisional hernia after abdominal surgery. Using a set of surgical risk models, providers can input patient demographic and health information to receive the probability of that patient experiencing (independently) a hernia, an operative hernia, and a surgical site infection. This regression model includes comorbidities, preoperative surgical and health data, and postoperative outcomes. Interestingly, the app also provides the predicted and average cost of care for each case.

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