Emergency Medicine is a broad subject area, and includes a variety of different medical subject areas, such as acute medical emergencies, minor illness and injury, major trauma, acute mental health problems and the management of elderly patients with complex co-morbidities and social problems. Paediatric emergency medicine is outside the scope of this PSP.
Academic Emergency Medicine has blossomed in the last two decades, and emergency medicine researchers are now performing large prospective randomised controlled trials on emergency patients to answer the most pertinent clinical questions. Research prioritisation is important for shaping future research questions in Emergency Medicine. Funded and organised by The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, this PSP helped to involve all relevant stakeholders in the process.
The PSP was formally launched at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting in September 2015.
The Emergency Medicine Top 10 was published in January 2017.