Journal article

Public health in Australasian emergency departments: Attitudes, barriers and current practices

Diana Egerton-Warburton, Andrew Gosbell, Katie Moore, George A Jelinek

Emergency Medicine Australasia | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To understand the attitudes of consultant emergency medicine physicians and advanced trainees and the perceived barriers to public health interventions in Australasian EDs. METHODS: This was a voluntary cross-sectional, mixed-methods online survey of consultant emergency physicians and advanced trainees of the ACEM, conducted between December 2011 and March 2012. RESULTS: Eight hundred and fifty-six ACEM members responded to the survey - a response rate of 33%. A similar number of consultants (70%) and trainees (75%) believed public health initiatives should be provided in the ED. Barriers identified by a similar majority of consultants and trainees to the implementation of public..

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