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STROCSS 2021: Strengthening the reporting of cohort, cross-sectional and case-control studies in surgery

Reporting guideline provided for?
(i.e. exactly what the authors state in the paper)
Reporting surgical cohort, cross-sectional and case-control studies.


Full bibliographic reference Agha R, Mathew G; STROCSS Group. STROCSS 2021: Strengthening the reporting of cohort, cross-sectional and case-control studies in surgery.

This guideline was published simultaneously in 2 journals. You can read the guideline in any of these journals using the links below.

Int J Surg. 2021:106165. PMID: 34774726
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2021;72:103026. PMID: 34820121

Language English
Availability in additional languages The STROCSS 2017 Checklist is available in Turkish (PDF).

Reporting guideline website URL http://www.strocssguideline.com/
Reporting guideline acronym STROCSS
Study design Observational studies
Clinical area Surgery
Applies to the whole report or to individual sections of the report? Whole report
Previous versions of this guideline / Guideline history Agha R, Abdall-Razak A, Crossley E, Dowlut N, Iosifidis C, Mathew G. STROCSS 2019 Guideline: Strengthening the reporting of cohort studies in surgery. Int J Surg. 2019;72:156-165. PMID: 31704426

Agha RA, Borrelli MR, Vella-Baldacchino M, Thavayogan R, Orgill DP; STROCSS Group. The STROCSS statement: Strengthening the Reporting of Cohort Studies in Surgery. Int J Surg. 2017;46:198–202. PMID: 28890409
Additional information Read the protocol for the development of the STROCSS Statement.
Record last updated on February 14, 2022


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