Journal article

Template for uniform reporting of emergency department measures, consensus according to the Utstein method

Katrin Hruska, Maaret Castren, Jay Banerjee, Wilhelm Behringer, Lars P Bjornsen, Peter Cameron, Sharon Einav, Brian R Holroyd, Peter Jones, Annmarie Lassen, Melinda Truesdale, Lisa Kurland

European Journal of Emergency Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: To develop a template for uniform reporting of standardized measuring and describing of care provided in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: An international group of experts in emergency medicine, with broad experience from different clinical settings, met in Utstein, Norway. Through a consensus process, a limited number of measures that would accurately describe an ED were chosen and a template was developed. RESULTS: The final measures to be reported and their definitions were grouped into six categories: Structure, Staffing and governance, Population, Process times, Hospital and healthcare system and Outcomes. The template for Utstein-style uniform reporting is presented. ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the reference group composed of Christopher R. Carpenter (Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA), A. Robb McLean (Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, USA), and Kim Hansen (Director of Emergency Services, St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, Emergency Physician. The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia) for their valuable feedback on the results of the Utstein template outline. They would also like to acknowledge the Laerdal Foundation for their economic support, which made this meeting possible.