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Ambulatory procedures for female pelvic floor disorders in the United States

Published:August 27, 2010DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2010.06.055

      Objective

      The aim of this study was to estimate the number of women undergoing ambulatory surgical procedures for female pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) in the United States and to compare age-adjusted ambulatory surgical case rates between 1996 and 2006.

      Study Design

      We analyzed data from the 1996 and 2006 National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery, a federal public access deidentified database. Procedures for PFDs were identified using International Classification of Diseases-9th revision Clinical Modification procedure codes for urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

      Results

      The number of women undergoing ambulatory surgical procedures for urinary incontinence increased from 34,968 (95% confidence interval, 25,583–44,353) in 1996 to 105,656 (95% confidence interval, 79,033–132,279) in 2006. The age-adjusted ambulatory surgical case rates for all PFDs increased from 7.91 per 10,000 in 1996 to 12.10 per 10,000 in 2006 (P = .0006).

      Conclusion

      Ambulatory procedures for urinary incontinence increased between 1996 and 2006, as well as the age-adjusted ambulatory case rate for all PFDs.

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