Journal article

Review of research output of Australian and New Zealand colorectal surgeons over the past 20 years

Jessica Rahme, Adele Lee, Mat Matija Radojcic, Pith Beh Soh, Satish Warrier, Alexander Heriot, Nikolajs Zeps, Michael Smits, Philip Smart

SAGE Open Medicine | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objectives: High-quality research has a tangible impact on patient care and should inform all medical decision-makings. Appraising and benchmarking of research is necessary in evidence-based medicine and allocation of funding. The aim of this review is to demonstrate how evidence may be gathered by quantifying the amount and type of research by a group of surgeons over a 20-year period. Methods: Members of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand were identified in April 2020. A search of the Scopus database was conducted to quantify each surgeon's research output from 1999 to 2020. Authorship details such as the Hirsch index and number of papers published were recorded, ..

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Grants

Awarded by Epworth Research Institute Major Research


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study was supported by the Epworth Research Institute Major Research (grant no. 11.952.000.80982). This paper is not based on a communication to a society or meeting.