How do different surgeons decide when to avoid or give a stoma, and when this should be permanent or not? Gaining a better understanding of the different factors involved in this decision to begin standardising practice nationally
There has been very little work assessing how surgeons make decisions on making a stoma for a patient and the work that has been done has focused on influencing patient factors (e.g. poor health, smoker). This unique work will provide insight into what decision-making tools each surgeon uses to make such an important and life-changing decision.