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Comprehensive standardized data definitions for acute coronary syndrome research in emergency departments in Australasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20136639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with chest discomfort or other symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome are one of the most common categories seen in many Emergency Departments (EDs). Although the recognition of patients at high risk of acute coronary syndrome has improved steadily, identifying the majority of chest pain presentations who fall into the low-risk group remains a challenge. Research in this area needs to be transparent, robust, applicable to all hospitals from large tertiary centres to rural and remote sites, and to allow direct comparison between different studies with minimum patient spectrum bias. A standardized approach to the research framework using a common language for data definitions must be adopted to achieve this. The aim was to create a common framework for a standardized data definitions set that would allow maximum value when extrapolating research findings both within Australasian ED practice, and across similar populations worldwide. Therefore a comprehensive data definitions set for the investigation of non-traumatic chest pain patients with possible acute coronary syndrome was developed, specifically for use in the ED setting. This standardized data definitions set will facilitate 'knowledge translation' by allowing extrapolation of useful findings into the real-life practice of emergency medicine.
Louise Cullen; Martin Than; Anthony F T Brown; Mark Richards; William Parsonage; Dylan Flaws; Judd E Hollander; Robert H Christenson; Jeffrey A Kline; Steven Goodacre; Allan S Jaffe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1742-6723     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med Australas     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-15     Completed Date:  2011-06-17     Revised Date:  2011-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101199824     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Australas     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Coronary Syndrome*
Delphi Technique
Emergency Service, Hospital*
Health Services Research / standards*
Terminology as Topic*
Comment In:
Emerg Med Australas. 2011 Aug;23(4):395-7   [PMID:  21824294 ]
Emerg Med Australas. 2010 Feb;22(1):1-2   [PMID:  20152003 ]

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