In an effort to better evaluate and track the quality-of-life (QOL) for patients undergoing hernia surgery, CLASP physicians developed and patented the Carolinas Comfort Scale® (CCS).
This scale has been statistically validated against other well studied and validated assessment tools (SF-36) and is quickly becoming the gold standard for QOL assessments in hernia patients. With the use of mesh shown to considerably reduce recurrence rates for hernia repair and subsequent improvement in clinical outcomes, focus has now been placed on quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes in patients undergoing these repairs.
The CCS is being used all over the world to evaluate the quality of life of patients undergoing complex hernia repairs. The CCS is used by surgeons in 19 US states, 39 Countries, and has been translated into multiple languages.
The use of the CCS requires a License Agreement (LA) between Carolinas HealthCare System and the physicians or institutions that are interested in using the CCS in their practices, hospitals, or for their research studies. It is a simple agreement requiring a nominal, one-time administration fee per facility which the CCS will be used. The primary purpose of the LA is to ensure our Division is properly referenced if you should decide to present or publish CCS data.
For more information regarding the use of the CCS Please contact Dr. Amy Lincourt at Amy.Lincourt@carolinashealthcare.org.
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