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From cradle to adolescence: The development of Research in European Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Lyttle, Mark D.; Mintegi, Santiago; Lyttle, Mark; MacOnochie, Ian K.; Benito, Javier; Gervaix, Alain; Moll, Henriette; Shavit, Itai; Da Dalt, Liviana; Waisman, Yehezkel

Authors

Mark D. Lyttle

Santiago Mintegi

Mark Lyttle mark.lyttle@uwe.ac.uk

Ian K. MacOnochie

Javier Benito

Alain Gervaix

Henriette Moll

Itai Shavit

Liviana Da Dalt

Yehezkel Waisman



Abstract

Pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) has been developing rapidly but heterogeneously in many European countries in recent years, and many national PEM societies have been founded to improve the quality of care of ill and injured children and adolescents. Key facets of any such improvement are the development, delivery and translation of high-quality research. Research in European Pediatric Emergency Medicine (REPEM) has developed a robust international structure involving clinicians, academics and national PEM research networks. This structure facilitates research collaboration within Europe and with PEM research networks from other continents. Multicentre research carried out in this way will bring about improvements in the quality of emergency care for children in European emergency departments, and result in a better quality of life for children and adolescents. This paper outlines the background and achievements of REPEM to date and describes the current structure and next steps. © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 14, 2014
Journal European Journal of Emergency Medicine
Print ISSN 0969-9546
Electronic ISSN 1473-5695
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 1
Pages 24-29
APA6 Citation Lyttle, M. D., Mintegi, S., Lyttle, M., MacOnochie, I. K., Benito, J., Gervaix, A., …Waisman, Y. (2014). From cradle to adolescence: The development of Research in European Pediatric Emergency Medicine. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 21(1), 24-29. https://doi.org/10.1097/MEJ.0b013e328364d807
DOI https://doi.org/10.1097/MEJ.0b013e328364d807
Keywords Europe, pediatric emergency medicine, research
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MEJ.0b013e328364d807
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