International Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature From 2009

Authors

  • Mark Foran MD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (MF, SR), Boston, MA; the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (MF, AL, JC, MA, SR), Cambridge, MA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital (AL), Providence RI; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University (SL), Palo Alto, CA; and ArLac Health Services (KA), Boston, MA.
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  • Adam Levine MD, MPH,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (MF, SR), Boston, MA; the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (MF, AL, JC, MA, SR), Cambridge, MA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital (AL), Providence RI; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University (SL), Palo Alto, CA; and ArLac Health Services (KA), Boston, MA.
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  • Suzanne Lippert MD, MS,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (MF, SR), Boston, MA; the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (MF, AL, JC, MA, SR), Cambridge, MA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital (AL), Providence RI; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University (SL), Palo Alto, CA; and ArLac Health Services (KA), Boston, MA.
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  • Jennifer Chan MD, MPH,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (MF, SR), Boston, MA; the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (MF, AL, JC, MA, SR), Cambridge, MA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital (AL), Providence RI; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University (SL), Palo Alto, CA; and ArLac Health Services (KA), Boston, MA.
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  • Miriam Aschkenasy MD, MPH,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (MF, SR), Boston, MA; the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (MF, AL, JC, MA, SR), Cambridge, MA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital (AL), Providence RI; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University (SL), Palo Alto, CA; and ArLac Health Services (KA), Boston, MA.
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  • Kris Arnold MD, MPH,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (MF, SR), Boston, MA; the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (MF, AL, JC, MA, SR), Cambridge, MA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital (AL), Providence RI; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University (SL), Palo Alto, CA; and ArLac Health Services (KA), Boston, MA.
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  • Stephanie Rosborough MD, MPH,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (MF, SR), Boston, MA; the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (MF, AL, JC, MA, SR), Cambridge, MA; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital (AL), Providence RI; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University (SL), Palo Alto, CA; and ArLac Health Services (KA), Boston, MA.
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  • on behalf of the International Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group


  • International Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group members are listed in Appendix A.

  • Disclosures: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest with regard to the publication of this work. No external funding was provided for this literature review.

  • Supervising Editor: Mark Hauswald, MD.

Address for correspondence and reprints: Mark Foran, MD; e-mail: mark.foran@gmail.com.

Abstract

ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2011; 18:86–92 © 2011 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Abstract

As the specialty of emergency medicine evolves in countries around the world, and as interest in international emergency medicine (IEM) grows within the United States, the IEM Literature Review Group recognizes an ongoing need for a high-quality, consolidated, and easily accessible evidence base of literature. The IEM Literature Review Group produces an annual publication that strives to provide readers with access to the highest quality and most relevant IEM research from the previous year. This publication represents our fifth annual review, covering the top 24 IEM research articles published in 2009. Articles were selected for the review according to explicit, predetermined criteria that emphasize both methodologic quality and impact of the research. It is our hope that this annual review acts as a forum for disseminating best practices, while also stimulating further research in the field of IEM.

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