VIDEO: Appendicitis research aiming to improve outcomes for most common surgery for kiwi kids

Updated: Sep 21, 2020

The 3 Minute Thesis competition is a global initiative to challenge student researchers to succinctly present their work in just 180 seconds. Since its inception in 2008, this career- and skill-boosting competition has grown to include over 900 universities

Dr Brodie Elliott recently reached the finals of the local 3 Minute Thesis competition with his AMRF-funded Masters research on barriers faced by rural families in accessing surgical care for children with appendicitis. Dr Elliott is a surgeon and this clinical Master’s project will identify common barriers and whether surgical outcomes of appendicitis are worse for children of rural families compared to urban families on a national scale. His next steps will address getting over those barriers he's identified.

Brodie Elliott from The University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences presents Paediatric Appendicitis: Do rural families get the rough end of the stick? at the University of Auckland 3MT Final in August 2020.

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