TWIST: Tracking Would Infection with Smartphone Technology
TWIST is a multi-centre randomised-controlled trial
It is evaluating if a smartphone tool can be used to assess for surgical site infection and result in earlier treatment
The technology is accessed online, simple to use, and no data is stored on participant devices.
We are recruiting 450 patients who have just undergone abdominal surgery (laparoscopic or open), who own a smartphone.
Those in the intervention group will have access to the tool from discharge. Patients in the control group receive standard care.
Follow-up is at 30 days to establish if an infection was present, what services were used, and what date treatment was started.