Implementation of certified endometriosis centers: 5-year experience in German-speaking Europe

Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2013;76(1):4-9. doi: 10.1159/000346457. Epub 2013 Feb 7.


The idea of quality improvement in the management of endometriosis has been brought to attention throughout Europe. This - first and foremost - includes the implementation of centers specialized in treating endometriosis. This leads to qualification of both physicians and other medical staff, enforcement of research efforts, and informing the patients, the public, politicians, healthcare providers, and industry. Given limited budgets, focusing on the existing national commitment may be the first step.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Endometriosis / diagnosis*
  • Endometriosis / therapy*
  • Female
  • Germany
  • Gynecology / methods*
  • Gynecology / standards*
  • Humans
  • Physicians / standards