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Title: Out of Africa: three generalisable lessons about clinical research.
Authors: Leslie K
Story D
Diouf E
Keywords: Africa
Developing countries
Clinical research
Source: 121(4):700-702
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.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bja.2018.07.005
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Journal Title: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Type: Journal Article
Affiliates: Royal Melbourne Hospital
University of Melbourne
Monash University
Le Dantec
Study/Trial: Editorial
Appears in Collections:Scholarly and Clinical

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