A research agenda for acute care services delivery in low- and middle-income countries

Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec;20(12):1264-71. doi: 10.1111/acem.12259. Epub 2013 Nov 27.


Delivery of acute care services at every level of the health system is essential to ensure appropriate evaluation and management of emergent illness and injury in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The health services breakout group at the 2013 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference developed recommendations for a research agenda along the following themes: infrastructure, implementation, and sustainable provision of acute care services. Based on these recommendations, a set of priorities was created to promote and guide future research on acute care services.

MeSH terms

  • Consensus Development Conferences as Topic
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Developing Countries*
  • Emergency Medicine*
  • Health Services
  • Health Services Research*
  • Humans
  • Poverty
  • Research*