The EUREQUO Project – Background
The European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (EUREQUO) provides a means to audit surgical results and encourages surgeons to make adjustments to their techniques and improve their outcomes.
One important use of the database is benchmarking. EUREQUO is funded by ESCRS. Today more than 2.9 Million cataract surgeries have been recorded in the system.
In 2007 the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) with eleven National Societies applied for a grant application with the purpose to create a European registry for improving quality of cataract and refractive surgery.
EUREQUO has been co-financed by the European Union, under the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (http://ec.europa.eu/eahc) and ESCRS. The ESCRS was the lead partner and 11 national societies participated as associated partners in the project.
The aims of the project were:
- Improve treatment and standards of care for Cataract & Refractive surgery
- Make significant impact on the exchange of best practice in relation to patient safety
- Develop evidence-based guidelines for Cataract and Refractive surgery across Europe
- Benchmarking and clinical improvement work has been done by clinics and clinical guidelines for cataract surgery based on the database have been published.