The COVIDSurg Collaborative has published its second major data drivenpaper in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The paper provides real-world evidence of the effectiveness of COVID-19 free surgical pathways (also known as ‘cold’, ‘COVID-lite’ or ‘green’ hospitals) in protecting patients undergoing elective cancer surgery from the pulmonary complications associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. This research hopes to give the surgical community the urgent data needed to support the re-start of elective surgery, and strengthen health system resilience during future waves.
Read the full paper here and the associated press release here .
The paper has received extensive media coverage across the world, some of which can be seen here.