World J Surg Surg Res | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Indicators (QI) in the Treatment of Varicose Veins

Noppeney T1,2*, Cucuruz B1,3, Pfister K2, Andercou O1,4 and Nüllen H5

1Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Martha-Maria Hospital, Germany 2Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Regensburg, Germany 3Department of Radiology, University Hospital, Halle, Germany 4Department of General and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital, Cluj, Romania 5Vascular Surgery and Phlebology, Dresden, Germany

*Correspondance to: Noppeney T 

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Quality Assurance (QA) is an element of Quality Management (QM). QA is an original duty of service providers in medicine. It begins with the systematic collection of data from the respective [health care] processes with the aim of converting the documented quality into measurable parameters. The goal is to generate indicators that quantify the documented quality. The preferred instruments of QA are quality registries. Examples of Quality Indicators from the German Society for Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine (DGG) Varicose Vein Quality Registry are presented.


Quality management; Quality assurance; Quality indicators; Quality registries; Varicose veins


Noppeney T, Cucuruz B, Pfister K, Andercou O, Nüllen H. Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Indicators (QI) in the Treatment of Varicose Veins. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2022; 5: 1403..

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