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Project Archive


The original Sprint National Anaesthesia Project (SNAP-1) took place in May 2014 and STAR were heavily involved. The project was a two-day evaluation of patient reported outcomes after anaesthesia: specifically, patient-reported satisfaction and awareness. The results are currently under review ahead of planned publication; watch this space for more details.

SNAP-2: EPICCS was an observational cohort study evaluating Critical Care provision after Surgery. This prospective cohort study took place over a one-week period in early 2017 and STAR played a pivotal role in supporting this important project in our region. 

More information, including news of publications, is available from the SNAPs website.

Publications so far from this study: 

1. Cancelled operations: a 7-day cohort study of planned adult inpatient surgery in 245 UK National Health Service hospitals.

BJA, October 2018, Volume 121, Issue 4, Pages 730–738

2. Postoperative critical care and high-acuity care provision in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. BJA, April 2019, Volume 122, Issue 4

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