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The Australian emergency medical system

FitzGerald, Gerard, Hou, Xiang-Yu, & Huang, Hang (2008) The Australian emergency medical system. Chinese Journal of Emergency Medicine / Zhong Hua Ji Zhen Yi Xue Za Zhi / 中華急診醫學雜志, 17(7), pp. 774-778.

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Abstract

he Australian emergency medical system has transformed over the last thirty years with the development of pre-hospital care services, hospital Emergency Departments and the development of new professional roles of Emergency Physician and Paramedic. This transformation which has reflected those in many other countries has occurred because of increasing accountability by health services for the quality of emergency health care and increased professional commitment. The aim of this paper is to describe the transformation that has occurred in emergency health services system in Australia so as to inform those embarking on modemising their own emergency health services of the lessons learned and the challenges they may confront during the transformation. The Australian Emergency Medical System is not perfect and this description is not intended for repetition but rather to share the lessons learned.

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ID Code: 18698
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Published by Chinese Electronic Periodical Services Full text articles not currently available online
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Keywords: Emergency, Emergency medical system
ISSN: 1671-0282
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Emergency Medicine (110305)
Divisions: 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 2008 Zhonghua Yixuehui (Zhonghua ji zhen yi xue za zhi bian ji bu)
Deposited On: 11 May 2009 08:47
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 08:22

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