A Research Agenda for Acute Care Services Delivery in Low- and Middle-income Countries

Authors

  • Rachel T. Moresky MD, MPH,

    1. The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Population and Family Health, sidHARTe Program, New York, NY
    2. The Department of Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
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  • Mark Bisanzo MD,

    1. The Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Boston, MA
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  • Beth L. Rubenstein MPH, MBA,

    1. The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Population and Family Health, sidHARTe Program, New York, NY
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  • Stephanie J. Hubbard MPH, MA,

    1. The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Population and Family Health, sidHARTe Program, New York, NY
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  • Hillary Cohen MD, MPH,

    1. The Emergency Medicine Center, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
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  • Helen Ouyang MD, MPH,

    1. The Department of Emergency Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
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  • Herbert C. Duber MD, MPH,

    1. The Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, WA
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  • Regan H. Marsh MD, MPH

    1. The Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
    2. The Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, Partners In Health, Mirebalais, Haiti
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  • This article reports on a breakout session of the May 2013 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference in Atlanta, GA: ‘‘Global Health and Emergency Care: A Research Agenda.’’
  • Breakout session participants included Nanaefua Afoh-Manin, Anjoli Anand, Theodore Christopher, Joseph Becker, Bianca Green, Bhakti Hansoti, James Holliman, Gabrielle A. Jacquet, Nancy L. Kerr, Kajal Khanna, S.V. Mahadevan, Ernest Mavunga, Caitlin McCord, Mariah McNamara, John T. Meredith, Ramon Millan, Donna Moro-Sutherland, Ronald Ruffing, Megan Rybarczyk, Sangeeta Sakaria, David Scordino, Ryan J. Wubben, and Svetlana Zakharchenko.
  • The authors have no relevant financial information or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence and reprints: Rachel T. Moresky, MD, MPH; e-mail: rtm2102@columbia.edu.

Abstract

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.

Resumen

Una Propuesta de Investigación para Proporcionar Servicios de Atención Urgente en los Países de Renta Media y Baja: Intervenciones en la Conferencia Consenso de la Academic Emergency Medicine de 2013

El proporcionar servicios de atención urgente en cada nivel del sistema sanitario es esencial para asegurar la apropiada valoración y manejo de las enfermedades o lesiones agudas en los países de renta media y baja. Los servicios sanitarios crearon un grupo en la Conferencia Consenso de la Academic Emergency Medicine de 2013 que desarrolló recomendaciones para la propuesta de investigación sobre los siguientes sistemas: infraestructura, implementación y provisión sostenible de servicios de atención urgente. Basándose en estas recomendaciones, se creó un conjunto de prioridades para promocionar y guiar la futura investigación en los servicios de atención urgente.

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