Pioneering study still recruiting, following achievement of key milestone

The ESCP Safe-anastomosis Programme in Colorectal Surgery (EAGLE) study has recently recruited its 2500th patient, the patient was entered by the EAGLE team from Cluj-Napoca Municipal Hospital. In total, 261 hospitals have so far entered patients to the study. EAGLE is an international, multi-centre, cluster randomised-sequence service improvement study of the ESCP Safe-anastomosis Quality Improvement Intervention to reduce anastomotic leak following right colectomy and ileocaecal resection.

EAGLE has so far randomised 334 sites from across 65 different countries to take part in the study. Logins to the EAGLE safe-anastomosis modules have been issued to 3200 surgeons and trainees with 2000 already having accessed the modules. All hospitals taking part in the study receive free access to the CPD accredited online modules.

The next EAGLE randomisation will take place in February/March 2022 and EAGLE is still recruiting new hospitals.

You can find further information on the EAGLE study here and register to take part in the study here.