Journal article

Clinical research priorities in emergency medicine

Gerben Keijzers, Ogilvie Thom, David McD Taylor, Jonathan Knott

Emergency Medicine Australasia | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

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

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