CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Laryngorhinootologie 2020; 99(S 01): S5-S59
DOI: 10.1055/a-1012-9383
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Eigentümer und Copyright ©Georg Thieme Verlag KG 2019 Article in several languages: deutsch | English
Tanja Hildenbrand
1  Klinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
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Manuel Christoph Ketterer
1  Klinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
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Publication Date:
16 March 2020 (online)

  

Abstract

Endonasal endoscopic surgery of the paranasal sinuses is the gold standard in surgical treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases of the paranasal sinuses. Improvement of subjective complaints and objective findings has been confirmed in numerous studies. Due to the discrepancy between objective and subjective results after paranasal sinus surgery, the assessment of patient reported outcomes has gained importance.

Quality and efficiency in medicine became increasingly important during the last years. In many countries and transnationally, the association of experts, partly coordinated by different medical societies, led to initiatives focusing on improvement of the quality of surgical care.

The present article represents an overview of quality-related factors in surgical treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases of the paranasal sinuses, summarizing the existing literature and focusing particularly on process and outcomes quality. Particular attention will be paid to the outcome quality individually assessed by the patients.