Katie Shaw [9:02 AM]
The GlobalSurg 3 team are planning a manuscript describing the methods of the study set up. This morning we’re having an online discussion to plan the paper
The unique selling points of the study are:
- ORCID ID system for registrations
- the database architecture
- the validation study
Riinu Ots [9:04 AM]
Using the ORCID ID is a major difference between GS3, and GS1 or GS2 and it has made managing 3,000 surgeons and medical researchers around the world a lot easier
Katie Shaw [9:05 AM]
This is going to make the mammoth task of arranging the authorship list at the end of the study a lot easier
Ewen Harrison [9:07 AM]
Does https://orcid.org provide an ID for hospitals as well, or is it just for collaborators?
Katie Shaw [9:07 AM]
ORCID ID is for collaborators only but @Riinu has a great database now of curated hospitals throughout the GlobalSurg studies
Riinu Ots [9:08 AM]
Good question and we’ve thought about this a bit – they don’t, they only do people.
And I can understand why – hospitals can be reorganised – grouped together or broken into different units. People are easier to number than hospitals
So yes, we have created our own World hospitals database with unique Hospital IDs, available here: https://github.com/SurgicalInformatics/world_hospitals
A curated list of world hospitals that have taken part in GlobalSurg studies – SurgicalInformatics/world_hospitals
It is still very tricky deciding at which point do two separate buildings but right next to each other become different hospitals/the same hospital
Katie Shaw [9:11 AM]
Yes – big campus style hospitals can be tricky. And places with very similar names.
So we’ve put a lot of work into identifying all the hospitals and naming them in a consistent manner. This should help with consistent naming of hospitals in any future GlobalSurg study too
Ewen Harrison [9: