Global health and emergency care: a resuscitation research agenda--part 1.

TitleGlobal health and emergency care: a resuscitation research agenda--part 1.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAufderheide TP, Nolan JP, Jacobs IG, van Belle G, Bobrow BJ, Marshall J, Finn J, Becker LB, Bottiger B, Cameron P, Drajer S, Jung JJ, Kloeck W, Koster RW, Ma MHuei-Ming, Shin SDo, Sopko G, Taira BR, Timerman S, Ong MEng Hock
JournalAcad Emerg Med
Date Published2013 Dec
ISSN Number1553-2712
KeywordsBiomedical Research, Cardiovascular Diseases, Consensus Development Conferences as Topic, Developing Countries, Emergency Medicine, Global Health, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Poverty, Research, Research Support as Topic, Resuscitation, wounds and injuries

At the 2013 Academic Emergency Medicine global health consensus conference, a breakout session on a resuscitation research agenda was held. Two articles focusing on cardiac arrest and trauma resuscitation are the result of that discussion. This article describes the burden of disease and outcomes, issues in resuscitation research, and global trends in resuscitation research funding priorities. Globally, cardiovascular disease and trauma cause a high burden of disease that receives a disproportionately smaller research investment. International resuscitation research faces unique ethical challenges. It needs reliable baseline statistics regarding quality of care and outcomes; data linkages between providers; reliable and comparable national databases; and an effective, efficient, and sustainable resuscitation research infrastructure to advance the field. Research in resuscitation in low- and middle-income countries is needed to understand the epidemiology, infrastructure and systems context, level of training needed, and potential for cost-effective care to improve outcomes. Research is needed on low-cost models of population-based research, ways to disseminate information to the developing world, and finding the most cost-effective strategies to improve outcomes.

Alternate JournalAcad Emerg Med
PubMed ID24341584
Faculty Reference: 
Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA