Collaborative paediatric research in South Africa and beyond
AbstractThe South African Paediatric Surgical Outcomes Study (SAPSOS) completed recruitment earlier this year, and is proof once again, after the South African Surgical Outcomes Study (SASOS)1 and the African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS),2 that national collaborative studies are possible in South Africa. One thousand nine-hundred and seventy-six patients (1 976) were recruited for SAPSOS over a 14-day period in 43 public hospitals across South Africa. Despite limited resources and demanding clinical loads, this is a phenomenal effort.
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