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How can short course training contribute to excellence in post-operative care in Low-income and Middle-income Countries? An e-Delphi technique study.

Thank you for your interest in the Post-Operative Short Course Content Study, a collaboration between the OxSTaR Centre and WFSA.

We are happy to share the results from the final part of an e-Delphi Process which ran over 3 rounds from January to May 2021 – Thank you to all who contributed, either through giving their answers or through distributing the link to those who could participate.

Together with established SAFE course facilitators from 27 different low- and middle-income countries we have:

1)      Defined key components of a short course on post-operative care and complications.

2)      Defined preferred teaching formats to deliver such a short course.

3)      Defined important participants and facilitators for such a short course.

You can click on the above items to see answers from panellists from the African, Americas, South East Asia and Western Pacific Regions. Alternatively click here to download a PDF showing all the findings.

How can you be involved?

We want to hear your views on our findings! Please click here to fill in anonymous feedback, which will help us develop the discussion when we analyse the data. It will be possible to provide feedback up until 21st of July 2021.

Below is an overview of the e-Delphi Process leading up to this point:

Overview of e-Delphi Process used for the Postoperative Short Course Content Study


The number of panellists from each region for the Delphi Process are as follows:


Survey 1 Survey 2 Survey 3

African region

34 14 9

Americas region

34 24 9

South West Asian & Western Pacific regions

18 26 17