Posted: 28th of April, 2021
Researchers at the University of Aberdeen and University of Oxford have created a Delphi questionnaire study to develop a core outcome set for evaluating robotic assisted surgery (RAS). The researchers are interested in the views of a range of stakeholders, including members of General Surgeons Australia.
Robotic assisted surgery (RAS) is rapidly evolving and is predicted to be available to a widening range of clinical applications, both in the UK and internationally.
The aim of the survey is to develop a core outcome set for evaluating RAS. The core outcome set recommends what outcomes should be measured as a minimum when testing the effectiveness of RAS on the health care system. It is important that any core outcome set reflects the interests of relevant stakeholders, which includes patients, clinicians, policy makers and others, to help with decision making. All patients and members of the public can take part in the survey, even if they have not had robotic surgery.
The study will involve two rounds and completion of each round takes about 10 minutes. The study will be conducted entirely online and all answers will be kept anonymous and confidential.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the study as a thank you for their participation. To register and access the survey, please click here https://delphimanager.liv.ac.uk/RoboCOS/Delphi
For further information on the project, please click here.