Clinical research priorities in emergency medicine

Keijzers, Gerben, Thom, Ogilvie, Taylor, David McD., Knott, Jonathan and on behalf of the Clinical Trials Group, AUstraliasian College for Emergency Medicine (2014) Clinical research priorities in emergency medicine. EMA: Emergency Medicine Australasia, 26 1: 19-27. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12141

Author Keijzers, Gerben
Thom, Ogilvie
Taylor, David McD.
Knott, Jonathan
on behalf of the Clinical Trials Group, AUstraliasian College for Emergency Medicine
Title Clinical research priorities in emergency medicine
Journal name EMA: Emergency Medicine Australasia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1742-6731
Publication date 2014-02-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/1742-6723.12141
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 19
End page 27
Total pages 9
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Formatted 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.

An anonymous survey of all ACEM Fellows (FACEMs) listed on the ACEM researcher database was conducted between January and March 2013.


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 sub-categories 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.

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.
Keyword Clinical trial
Emergency medicine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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