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clinmed/1999120011v1 (December 19, 1999)
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Audit of Stapedectomy in the N.W of England for 1996 and analysis of criteria used to describe success.
Summary. A questionaire was used to collect information from all the NHS Trusts in the NW. Region. The data collected included the identity and rank of the surgeon, the age and sex of the patients, the side of the operation, the audiometric values of the air conduction audiogram pre-operatively and post operatively, and an account of any complications. The results were analysed and compared to national and international standards. The criteria for analysis of success in surgery for conductive hearing loss were reviewed.