Inter-Rater Reliability of the PIPES Tool: Validation of a Surgical Capacity Index for Use in Resource-Limited Settings

@article{Markin2014InterRaterRO,
  title={Inter-Rater Reliability of the PIPES Tool: Validation of a Surgical Capacity Index for Use in Resource-Limited Settings},
  author={Abraham Markin and Roxana Barbero and Jeffrey J Leow and Reinou S. Groen and Greg Perlman and Elizabeth B. Habermann and Keith N. Apelgren and Adam L. Kushner and Benedict C. Nwomeh},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={2195-2199}
}
In response to the need for simple, rapid means of quantifying surgical capacity in low resource settings, Surgeons OverSeas (SOS) developed the personnel, infrastructure, procedures, equipment and supplies (PIPES) tool. The present investigation assessed the inter-rater reliability of the PIPES tool. As part of a government assessment of surgical services in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the PIPES tool was translated into Spanish and applied in interviews with physicians at 31 public hospitals. An… CONTINUE READING
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