The Australian emergency medical system

FitzGerald, Gerard and Hou, Xiang-Yu and Hang, H. (2008) The Australian emergency medical system. Chinese Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17 (7). pp. 774-778. ISSN 1671-0282

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The Australian emergency medical system has transformed over the last thirty years with the development of pre-hospital care services, hospital Emergency Departments and the development of new professional roles of Emergency Physician and Paramedic. This transformation which has reflected those in many other countries has occurred because of increasing accountability by health services for the quality of emergency health care and increased professional commitment. The aim of this paper is to describe the transformation that has occurred in emergency health services system in Australia so as to inform those embarking on modemising their own emergency health services of the lessons learned and the challenges they may confront during the transformation. The Australian Emergency Medical System is not perfect and this description is not intended for repetition but rather to share the lessons learned.

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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2021 05:45
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 06:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: emergency; emergency medical system
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420311 Health systems
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320207 Emergency medicine

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