The 2013 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine

Acad Emerg Med. 2014 May;21(5):574-98. doi: 10.1111/acem.12373.


In 2001, "The Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine" was first published. This document, the first of its kind, was the result of an extensive practice analysis of emergency department (ED) visits and several expert panels, overseen by representatives from six collaborating professional organizations (the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine, the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, and the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association). Every 2 years, the document is reviewed by these organizations to identify practice changes, incorporate new evidence, and identify perceived deficiencies. For this revision, a seventh organization was included, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accreditation / standards
  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Clinical Protocols / classification
  • Clinical Protocols / standards*
  • Decision Making
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Emergency Medicine / education*
  • Emergency Medicine / standards*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / standards*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / trends*
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Severity of Illness Index*
  • Standard of Care*