Research priorities for data collection and management within global acute and emergency care systems

Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec;20(12):1246-50. doi: 10.1111/acem.12261.


Barriers to global emergency care development include a critical lack of data in several areas, including limited documentation of the acute disease burden, lack of agreement on essential components of acute care systems, and a lack of consensus on key analytic elements, such as diagnostic classification schemes and regionally appropriate metrics for impact evaluation. These data gaps obscure the profound health effects of lack of emergency care access in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). As part of the Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference "Global Health and Emergency Care: A Research Agenda," a breakout group sought to develop a priority research agenda for data collection and management within global emergency care systems.

MeSH terms

  • Data Collection / methods*
  • Emergency Medical Services / organization & administration*
  • Emergency Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Global Health*
  • Health Services Research*
  • Humans
  • Research*