Global health and emergency care: a resuscitation research agenda--part 2.

TitleGlobal health and emergency care: a resuscitation research agenda--part 2.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsOng MEng Hock, Aufderheide TP, Nichol G, Bobrow BJ, Bossaert L, Cameron P, Finn J, Jacobs I, Koster RW, McNally B, Ng YYng, Shin SDo, Sopko G, Tanaka H, Iwami T, Hauswald M
JournalAcad Emerg Med
Date Published2013 Dec
ISSN Number1553-2712
KeywordsBiomedical Research, Consensus Development Conferences as Topic, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Electronic Health Records, Emergency Medicine, Global Health, Humans, Regional Health Planning, Resuscitation

At the 2013 Academic Emergency Medicine global health consensus conference, a breakout session to develop a research agenda for resuscitation was held. Two articles are the result of that discussion. This second article addresses data collection, management, and analysis and regionalization of postresuscitation care, resuscitation programs, and research examples around the world and proposes a strategy to strengthen resuscitation research globally. There is a need for reliable global statistics on resuscitation, international standardization of data, and development of an electronic standard for reporting data. Regionalization of postresuscitation care is a priority area for future research. Large resuscitation clinical research networks are feasible and can give valuable data for improvement of service and outcomes. Low-cost models of population-based research, and emphasis on interventional and implementation studies that assess the clinical effects of programs and interventions, are needed to determine the most cost-effective strategies to improve outcomes. The global challenge is how to adapt research findings to a developing world situation to have an effect internationally.

Alternate JournalAcad Emerg Med
PubMed ID24341585
Faculty Reference: 
Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA