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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

Chief investigator: Professor Rupert PearseORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-4373-5934

Lead Author: Dr Carol Peden

Contractor: Queen Mary University of London

Cost: £1,220,636.53

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

ISRCTN: 80682973

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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