Towards a national research agenda for the ambulance and pre-hospital sector in Australia

Tippett, Vivienne, Woods, Shelley D., FitzGerald, Gerard, & Clark, Michele J. (2003) Towards a national research agenda for the ambulance and pre-hospital sector in Australia. Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care, 1(1-2).


By comparison to other health disciplines and medical specialties, pre-hospital and emergency medical systems (EMS) research lags behind its clinical cousins. This paper describes a recent Australian response to recognition of the need to improve the profile of pre-hospital and EMS research. In August 2002, the Convention of Ambulance Authorities (CAA) hosted a national symposium to discuss the development of an Australian agenda for ambulance and pre-hospital research. The aims of the symposium were to describe the current state of Australian research on pre-hospital care and EMS; identify gaps in the current research effort; discuss targets for future research; and describe mechanisms for encouraging industry cooperation and fostering the research effort. Similarities between the key issues facing Australian researchers and those described in both the United Kingdom and United States were noted. This Symposium was an important preliminary step in focusing and improving the pre-hospital research effort in Australia.

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ID Code: 10540
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Emergency Care, Ambulance, Pre-Hospital, Research
ISSN: 1447-4999
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health and Community Services (111708)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Australian College of Ambulance Professionals / Monash University Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice (DCEHPP)
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:19

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