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Comprehensive standardized data definitions for acute coronary syndrome research in emergency departments in Australasia

Cullen, Louise, Than, Martin, Brown, Anthony, Richards, Mark A., Parsonage, William, Flaws, Dylan, Hollander, Judd, Christenson, Robert, Kline, Jeffrey, Goodacre, Steven, & Jaffe, Allan (2010) Comprehensive standardized data definitions for acute coronary syndrome research in emergency departments in Australasia. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 22(1), pp. 35-55.

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Abstract

Patients with chest discomfort or other symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are one of the most common categories seen in many Emergency Departments (EDs). While the recognition of patients at high-risk of ACS has improved steadily, identifying the majority of chest pain presentations who fall into the low-risk group remains a challenge. Research in this area needs to be transparent, robust, applicable to all hospitals from large tertiary centres to rural and remote sites, and to allow direct comparison between different studies with minimum patient spectrum bias. A standardised approach to the research framework using a common language for data definitions must be adopted to achieve this.
The aim was to create a common framework for a standardised data definitions set that would allow maximum value when extrapolating research findings both within Australasian ED practice, and across similar populations worldwide. Therefore a comprehensive data definitions set for the investigation of non-traumatic chest pain patients with possible ACS was developed, specifically for use in the ED setting. This standardised data definitions set will facilitate ‘knowledge translation’ by allowing extrapolation of useful findings into the real-life practice of emergency medicine.

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ID Code: 31952
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Chest Pain, Data Reporting, Emergency, Research Design
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2010.01256.x
ISSN: 1742-6731
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Emergency Medicine (110305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE AND HAEMATOLOGY (110200) > Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
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 2010 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2010 12:56
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:49

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