We would like to invite you to participate in the national Right Iliac Fossa Treatment Audit, which will be running in early 2017.
The RIFT audit follows on from the highly successful National Appendicectomy Audit 2012 (6 papers published). It is being run by the West Midlands Research Collaborative. LSRG is co-ordinating London and the South East region.
This is a prospective audit of the care of patients admitted with right iliac fossa pain, closing the audit loop on the 2012 study. It will also evaluate the use of risk scoring for appendicitis. Please see the project page for further details and the full protocol.
Any hospital that admits general surgical emergencies in the UK and Ireland can get involved, including paediatric specialist centres. We are looking for teams of up to six collaborators per centre, split between two 2-week collection periods.
One collaborator at each hospital will take on a local lead role, co-ordinating RIFT at their centre. Each hospital’s teams will need to be supported by a supervising consultant. All collaborators will be awarded PubMed citable co-authorship on all resulting papers.
- Two data collection periods of two weeks each
- All surgical trainees welcomes
- This a re-audit and very useful for CVs and interviews
We look forward to hearing from you. Happy new year.
LSRG Lead for RIFT Audit
On behalf of the West Midlands Research Collaborative
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