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Research publications in high impact scientific scientific journals have established the APORG as an important contributor to the evidence on the safety and quality of peri-operative care in African LMICs.
Proof-of-concept study to demonstrate feasibility and utility of surgical indicators for inclusion in the South African National Department of Health’s National Indicator Data Sets (NIDS)
The study will enable the establishment of a surgical care programme for South Africa, with the Directorates for Hospital Services as programme managers using surgical indicators in collaboration with clinicians and managers at site level to allocate surgical resources appropriately and improve the quality of surgical care to the South African population.
Enhancing a Digital Health Platform to Improve Patient Engagement for Perioperative Information Exchange with Clinical Service Providers
The primary aim is to determine the factors influencing the implementation of a digital heath tool to capture PROMs. The primary objective is to gather information through patient interviews using Human Centred Design and User Experience research principles, focusing on how patients wouldreport PROMs. The secondary objective is to gather information from clinician focus groups regarding how PROMs could be used in a digital health ecosystem to improve quality of care.