Publication Announcement 

The Global Surgical Outcomes Collaboration

Special BJS Edition on Global Surgery 

The prestigious surgical journal BJS has just published it’s special edition for 2019 focussing on Global Surgery and we’re delighted to announce publication of 2 manuscripts related to GlobalSurg in this edition.

All the articles in the Global Surgery edition are open access (free to read) – you can access all the articles as well as listen to GlobalSurg founder, Aneel Bhangu introducing the special edition via a podcast by  clicking here

Use of the WHO Surgical Safety List in GlobalSurg 1 and GlobalSurg 2

For the first time we have combined data from both GlobalSurg 1 and GlobalSurg 2 to evaluate the impact of use of the WHO surgical check list in perioperative mortality in patients undergoing emergency surgery.

Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist use and mortality after emergency laparotomy. BJS 2019; 106:e103-e112
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Congratulations to all collaborators who took part in data collection for GlobalSurg 1 and GlobalSurg 2 – you are all listed as authors on this new paper!

Research Prioritisation Exercise
The NIHR Unit on Global Surgery is working closely with GlobalSurg members to ensure the research agenda is set according to the priorities of our collaborators, particularly in Low & Middle Income Countries.
The Unit has been undertaking annual research prioritisation exercises, a description of which is published in the BJS special edition
Prioritising research for patients requiring surgery in low- and middle-income countries. BJS 2019; 106:e113-e120