Title

Clinical research priorities in emergency medicine

Date of this Version

1-1-2013

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

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Keijzers, G., Thom, O., Taylor, D., & Knott, J. (2013). Clinical research priorities in emergency medicine. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 26(1), 19-27.

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2013 HERDC submission. FoR code: 110305

© Copyright, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine

ISSN

1742-6723

Abstract

To determine the clinical research priorities of Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) in order to inform the strategic research agenda specific to multicentre clinical research. Methods: An anonymous survey of all ACEM Fellows (FACEMs) listed on the ACEM researcher database was conducted between January and March 2013. Results: Of 108 FACEMs invited to participate, 54 (50%) responded. Over half of respondents (61%) had a higher research degree but only a minority (24%) had funded research positions. The top research categories identified as priorities were resuscitation, trauma, cardiology, ED ultrasound, acute behavioural disturbance and geriatrics. The most common specific subcategories included anterior chest pain, fluid resuscitation in trauma, and drug therapy for both atrial fibrillation and acute behavioural disturbance. Several specific research questions related to chest pain, resuscitation/sepsis, stroke, paediatrics and pulmonary embolus. Conclusion: The findings provide guidance and support for research areas amenable to collaborative multicentre clinical research within emergency medicine. Discussion rounds are planned to translate these perceived research priorities to actual priorities

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