Collaborative paediatric research in South Africa and beyond

  • Alexandra Torborg University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Larissa Cronjé University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • J Thomas University of Cape Town

Abstract

The 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.

Author Biographies

Alexandra Torborg, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Perioperative Research Group Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care University of KwaZulu-Natal
Larissa Cronjé, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Perioperative Research Group Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care University of KwaZulu-Natal
J Thomas, University of Cape Town
Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Division of Paediatric Anaesthesia Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital University of Cape Town
Published
2017-11-03
Section
Editorial