Surgical Outreach in Far North Queensland
Surgical Outreach in Far North Queensland
Document number : 180751
Created by: Andrew Foster, 2015-07-29
Last revised by: Emma Anderson, 2016-06-28
Document created in: James Cook University

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Abstract for the general public

This is a retrospective, observational pilot study aiming to provide a detailed description of surgical outreach services, and the access to these services, to rural, disadvantaged communities in Far North Queensland. Furthermore to guide further improvements it will be identified where timely delivery fails.

Information for classification purposes

Date commenced


Advisors, co-workers, project organisation and funding


Alan de Costa
Surgery at Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns private Hospital
Ronny Gunnarsson
Docent, James Cook University Australia and R&D unit for primary health care Sodra Alvsborg County Sweden

Ethics and other project databases

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is given by a HREC


Principal investigators assessment of implementation

checked Strong implementation internationally

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