One of the major strengths of the QEMRF is that Emergency Medicine research has the capacity to generate outcomes in a shorter period of time then other research. It also means that outcomes can be incorporated into Emergency Department protocols quickly which can have a direct benefit on patient outcomes as well as achieving greater efficiencies in resources for hospitals and ultimately, Queensland Health.
For example, at a grants award ceremony held in December last year, Dr Robyn Brady, one of the co-investigators of the study highlighted below, indicated that the project has had a successful outcome and will be implemented in the next upgrade of the Queensland Health EDIS system across all Emergency Departments in Queensland. This was a short study involving a small amount of funding from QEMRF but has great capacity to assist Emergency Department staff in identifying at risk children. This will directly impact on patient care of children in the Emergency Department.Read More