In order to improve patient health care, the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU) has started various different projects with its partner organisations. These strive: to achieve a consistent standard in patient healthcare quality in the field of medical care of serious injuries; to obtain a registry of corresponding treatment data; to obtain data on care of patients with artificial hip and knee joints; and to certify medical facilities for joint replacement procedures.
The German Endoprosthesis Register (EPRD) is a joint project of doctors, clinics, health incurance companies and industry that is intended to improve the quality of supply with artificial hip and knee joints and to avoid unnecessary change surgery.
EndoCert is an initiative for the certification of medical facilities for joint replacement. It aims to maintain and improve the quality of endoprosthesis provision in Germany.
The TraumaNetwork DGU® aims at establishing a structured, comprehensive network of qualified clinics for treating severely injured persons according to general care and quality standards.
The clinics participating in the TraumaNetwork DGU® agree to enter the treatment data of their accident victims into the TraumaRegister DGU® database. These data allow conclusions regarding the quality of supply in Germany.