Determining the worldwide epidemiology of surgical site infections after abdominal surgery

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Patients in LMIC are 60% more likely to suffer an SSI

Is 3 times longer for patients with an SSI

Is more prevalent in LMIC

About GlobalSurg 2

GlobalSurg 2 aimed to determine worldwide surgical site infection (SSI) rates following gastrointestinal surgery. The primary outcome measure for the study was 30 day surgical site infection rate.

Teams of 3 collaborators collected data for two week periods on all consecutive (i.e. one after the other) patients undergoing elective or emergency gastrointestinal surgery. There was no minimum number of patients per centre, so long as all eligible patients during the two week data collection period were included. Teams could collect any two week period they wished between Jan and July 2016, with 30 day follow up. Multiple teams at any participating centre were encouraged provided they collected non-overlapping two-week periods, and each team could collect one than one two week period if they wished.30 datapoints per patient were collected via a secure online website.

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Protocol & Project Hub

Read the GlobalSurg 2 protocol and access project resources by clicking the link above.

Find out more details about the GlobalSurg 2 study by reading the protocol.


Data entry for GlobalSurg 2 will be performed using the REDCap online data collection system. Learn more about REDCap by clicking the image above.

Training Module

To take part in GlobalSurg 2 you must complete the online GlobalSurg 2 training module.

To take the GlobalSurg 2 training module click on the image above.

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