What does the study involve?
The study will consist of two groups of A&E patients, Group 1 and Group 2. Participants will be randomly selected to their group. Group 1 will be treated in the usual manner, with a chest drain and hospital admission. Group 2 will be treated without an initial chest drain, using careful monitoring and hospital admission in its place. Once allocated to a group and whilst in A&E, a Researcher will collect some general health data from the participant. At further fixed time points (30 days, 3 months and 6 months), participants will be asked to complete questionnaires about their health. Some participants may also be asked if they would like to take part in an interview to talk about their experience of taking part in the study.
Further information about taking part in the CoMiTED study can be found on the pages below. Click on the relevant header below (or link in the ‘Navigation Menu’) to find out more:
- Information for Patients
- Information for Consultees
- Information for those who have Recovered Capacity
- How we use information from patients