Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-08-13
Received: 9 June 2019
Accepted: 3 August 2019
First Online: 13 August 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Awaiver by the Ethics Committee at Mpilo Central Hospital was given to all retrospective and non-intervention studies to go ahead in the institution in 2016 as long as the data remained anonymous. No ethical issues will arise during the study as all the data will remain anonymous with no identifying personal data. Patient consent will be not be necessary as this will use secondary data. This study being a PhD research will be registered with the Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe. The study will be conducted and reported in accordance with the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) as reported by von Elm et al. [CitationRef removed]. The study will be registered with Clinical Trials at ExternalRef removed.
: There will be no patient consent necessary as the study will be retrospective using secondary data from case notes retrieved from the Hospital Records Department. There will be no identifying information to identify a particular patient.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.