Journal article

Delphi assessment of audit and research priorities in an emergency department

Sinead M O'Donnell, Anna Carison, Jessica Adams, Elliot Long, Franz E Babl

Emergency Medicine Australasia | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: Audit and research projects in the ED are important to improve patient care but can be time and resource consuming. We identified and prioritised audit and research topics among multidisciplinary ED staff to fill perceived knowledge gaps, encourage engagement, reduce duplication and facilitate translation of evidence into clinical practice. METHODS: A two-stage electronic Delphi survey process was undertaken by senior medical, nursing, education and social work staff at the Royal Children's Hospital, Victoria. Survey 1 collected demographic data and audit and research ideas following a series of open-ended questions. Priority themes were defined as those that had more than four re..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the partici-pating ED staff. FEB's time was part funded by a grant from the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Melbourne, Australia; a Melbourne Children's Clinician Scientist Fellow-ship, Melbourne, Australia; and a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fe-llowship, Canberra, Australia.