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Enhanced Peri-Operative Care for High-risk patients (EPOCH) Trial. A stepped wedge randomised cluster trial of an intervention to improve quality of care for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy
Project title: Enhanced Peri-Operative Care for High-risk patients (EPOCH) Trial. A stepped wedge randomised cluster trial of an intervention to improve quality of care for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy
Call to action: 12/5005 12/5005 HS&DR Researcher Led
Research type: Primary Research
Lead Author: Dr Carol Peden
Contractor: Queen Mary University of London
Co-investigators: Dr Carol Peden, Dr Carolyn Tarrant, Dr Miqdad Asaria, Dr Sally Kerry, Mr Alan Girling, Mr Omar Faiz, Mr Tim Stephens, Mrs Kate Rivett, Professor David Cromwell, Professor Gerry Richardson, Professor Graham Martin, Professor Julian Bion, Professor Michael Grocott, Professor Peter Holt, Professor Ravi Mahajan, Professor Richard Lilford.
Started: December 2013 | Status: Published September 2019
There was no survival benefit from a national quality improvement programme to implement a care pathway for patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery.
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