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Clinical research priorities in emergency medicine: Results of a consensus meeting and development of a weighting method for assessment of clinical research priorities

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Thom, O and Keijzers, G and Davies, S and Taylor, DM and Knott, J and Middleton, PM, Clinical research priorities in emergency medicine: Results of a consensus meeting and development of a weighting method for assessment of clinical research priorities, Emergency Medicine Australasia, 26, (1) pp. 28-33. ISSN 1742-6731 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Wiley-Blackwell

DOI: doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12186

Abstract

Introduction: There is limited evidence regarding clinical research priorities in emergency medicine outside of some special interest groups. The ACEM Clinical Trials Group undertook a consensus meeting with the aim of developing a reproducible weighting matrix for assessing clinical research priorities.

Methods: A session at the ACEM annual scientific meeting was dedicated to this meeting. Results from a survey of the ACEM researcher database were presented, along with a proposed weighting matrix. After discussion and adjustment, consensus was achieved on the matrix.

Results: It was agreed that the following criteria be used in the matrix: research category and sub-category priority ranking from the ACEM researcher database survey, frequency of presentation of potentially eligible participants, the level of pre-existing evidence regarding the proposed research question and the likely clinical impact of the research. Each criterion was given a weighting, with clinical impact given the heaviest weighting. The weighting matrix was subsequently applied to the list of research questions that resulted from the researcher database survey and a list of research priorities determined.

Conclusion: The weighting matrix allows reproducible comparison of research questions. The resultant list of research priorities will act as a guide for the ACEM Clinical Trials Group in determining future projects.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:clinical trial, emergency medicine, priority, research
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Davies, S (Ms Suzanne Avis)
ID Code:96628
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2014-11-13
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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