International emergency medicine: A review of the literature from 2007

Emergency Medicine Resident Association (EMRA) International Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group

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Abstract

The subspecialty of international emergency medicine (IEM) continues to grow within the United States, just as the specialty of emergency medicine (EM) continues to spread to both developed and developing countries around the world. One of the greatest obstacles, however, faced by IEM researchers and practitioners alike, remains the lack of a high-quality, consolidated, and easily accessible evidence-base of literature. In response to this perceived need, members of the Emergency Medicine Resident Association (EMRA) International Emergency Medicine Committee, in conjunction with members of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) International Health Interest Group, have embarked on the task of creating a recurring review of IEM literature. This publication represents the third annual review, covering the top 30 IEM research articles published in 2007. Articles were selected for the review according to explicit, predetermined criteria that included both methodologic quality and perceived impact of the research. It is hoped that this annual review will act as a forum for disseminating best practices, while also stimulating further research in the field of IEM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)860-865
Number of pages6
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume15
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Disasters
  • Emergency medical services
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Global health
  • International emergency medicine
  • Relief work

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