Once you have gained local approval for the study, formed your data collection team and registered for GlobalSurg 3, you can identify your 4-week data collection period and begin collecting data. The 4-week data collection period can begin at any time – it doesn’t necessarily need to start on a Monday or a particular date of the month, the important thing is it is 4 complete weeks. If there are multiple teams collecting data at your hospital, you must ensure that your period is not overlapping, even by a day, with the collection period of another team.
You must collect data on every consecutive patient that meets the inclusion criteria during the 4-week study period. Your data must be >95% complete to be included in data analysis (and for you to be included in the authorship list at the end of the study)
You can collect your data on our paper data collection form which will be able available to download and print from the GlobalSurg 3 page of our website shortly. But you must make sure your data is uploaded into REDCap by the end of the study. Only data entered into REDCap will be included in analyses (and only collaborators who have entered their data into REDCap will be included in the authorship list)