Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-05-28
Received: 12 February 2019
Accepted: 22 May 2019
First Online: 28 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Ethics Committee at Mpilo Central Hospital made a ruling for all retrospective studies to go ahead in the institution from 2016 onwards 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. Minutes of the Committee’s inaugural meeting held on the 13th October 2016 set out the requirements of all the studies at the institution.
: There was no patient consent necessary as the study was retrospective from case notes retrieved from the Hospital Records Department. There would not be any identifying information to identify a particular patient.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.