The European Pediatric Surgical Audit (EPSA) was developed 2014 for four diseases seen in newborn children (Hirschsprung’s disease, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Esophageal Atresia and Anorectal Malformation). In 2017 the audit was extended to include patients with Omphalocele and Gastroschisis. Data is entered in the EPSA registry and then processed by MRDM, in accordance with GDP Regulations.

In 2019 the registry became available for all European Reference Network ERNICA member hospitals.

The primary aim of the EPSA | ERNICA Registry is to improve the quality of patient care. For instance, by enabling health care providers to get insight in their outcomes, as well as the overall outcomes, using quality indicators selected by international experts in the field. Additionally, cumulative data in the EPSA can be used to conduct scientific research, for example, to compare treatments or identify certain risk factors for complications.

Updated 25 June 2021