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Aug 14, 2019

This piece features discussion regarding three randomised trials. How can the insights provided by these trials save us money and increase value of care while also improving outcomes?

Preoperative physiotherapy for the prevention of respiratory complications after upper abdominal surgery: pragmatic, double blinded, multicentre randomised controlled trial
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5916

REstrictive Versus LIbEral Fluid Therapy in Major Abdominal Surgery: RELIEF Study (RELIEF):
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01424150

Personalised perioperative care by e-health after intermediate-grade abdominal surgery: a multicentre, single-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325911716_Personalised_perioperative_care_by_e-health_after_intermediate-grade_abdominal_surgery_a_multicentre_single-blind_randomised_placebo-controlled_trial

Presented by David Storey, Head of Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit (APPMU), Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne; Director, Melbourne Clinical and Translational Sciences (MCATS) research platform.