Introduction of emergency medicine in China

Hou, Xiang-Yu and FitzGerald, Gerard (2008) Introduction of emergency medicine in China. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 20 4: 363-369. doi:10.1111/j.1742-6723.2008.01108.x

Author Hou, Xiang-Yu
FitzGerald, Gerard
Title Introduction of emergency medicine in China
Journal name Emergency Medicine Australasia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1742-6731
Publication date 2008-08-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2008.01108.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 20
Issue 4
Start page 363
End page 369
Total pages 7
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject C1
920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
110305 Emergency Medicine
Abstract Over the past 20 years, emergency medicine (EM) in China has been through a period of rapid development. This included the formal establishment of professional association of EM in 1986 and the establishment of ED in all county-level hospitals across the country in the late 1990s. In line with the rapid economic development of China, ED have been equipped with appropriate ‘hardware’ equipment, but the ‘software’ part of the ED system remains underdeveloped. Doctors do not usually work exclusively in ED, but on a rotational basis, while also working as specialists in their own departments, such as medicine and surgery. EM in China remains underdeveloped, at least partly, for two main reasons: the current financial status of the health-care system and lack of sufficient numbers of qualified EM specialists. Chinese education and training systems are now beginning to produce high-quality emergency specialists, although there is not yet consistency across all courses. In Australia, the specialty of EM is well developed and, as such, this country is well placed to contribute to the development of ED in China.
Keyword China
clinical practice
Emergency Medicine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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