Advancing intensive care research in Australia and New Zealand: development of the binational ANZIC Research Centre.
Daryl A Jones, D Jamie Cooper, Simon R Finfer, Rinaldo Bellomo, John A Myburgh, Alisa Higgins, Sandra L Peake, Ian Jenkins, John McNeil
Crit Care Resusc | Published : 2007
Over the past 12 years, the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Trials Group and the broader intensive care community in Australia and New Zealand have established a track record for conducting high quality, investigator-initiated clinical research in critically ill patients. This is highlighted by the publication of the SAFE (Saline Albumin Fluid Evaluation) study in the New England Journal of Medicine and the MERIT (Medical Early Response Intervention and Therapy) study in the Lancet. Here, we discuss potential impediments to the further advancement of intensive care research in Australia and New Zealand, and suggest strategies to address them. We propose th..View full abstract