ACC report into the use of surgical mesh

ACC undertook a review of treatment injury claims that involved the use of surgical mesh.

The ACC Surgical Mesh Review Report (PDF 2.3M) is now available.

There is also an ACC Surgical Mesh Review Infographic (PDF 480K) that outlines the key statistics based on the analysis of ACC surgical mesh-related claim data.

What we did

We looked into 466 claims from July 2005 to June 2014 to see if there was any new information that could benefit the health sector, and to identify any potential risk factors relating to the use of surgical mesh.

Why we undertook the review

In response to safety concerns raised in a private petition submitted to the Parliamentary Health Committee last year, ACC offered to undertake a review of treatment injury claims that involved the use of surgical mesh.

Reviewed: 4 April 2016