The authors would like to acknowledge the input of Dr Chris Metcalfe, Professor of Medical Statistics & Co-director Bristol Randomized Trials Collaboration, with this research. We are grateful to Professor Mitsuru Sasako (Japan) and Professor David Farley (USA) for facilitating the interviews and task analysis conducted at the Hyogo College of Medicine in Japan and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA. We also thank Jane M Blazeby, C Paul Barham, Dan Titcomb, Christopher Streets, Andrew Hollowood, Richard Krysztopik, Richard Berrisford, Tim Wheatley, and Grant Sanders who submitted operative data during the pilot phase of the study.
|Journal||Annals of Surgery|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 3 Feb 2020|