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Title: Out of Africa: three generalisable lessons about clinical research
Authors: Leslie, K.
Story, D. A.
Diouf, E
Source: Article in Press
Abstract: The African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS) was a 7-day prospective cohort study of 11 422 adult patients having inpatient surgery at 247 hospitals in 25 African nations in 2016.1 Despite being relatively young and fit, 18% of these patients experienced in-hospital complications and 2% died. Infection was the most common complication, occurring in 10% of patients. The investigators concluded that increased access to high-quality surgery and improved surveillance for deteriorating postoperative physiology are urgently required.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.bja.2018.07.005
ISSN: 0007-0912
Study Name: African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS)
Journal Title: British journal of anaesthesia: BJA
Type: Journal Article
Affiliates: Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Study/Trial: Cohort Study
Appears in Collections:Scholarly and Clinical

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