REVIEWResearch in emergency medicine in EuropeMiró, O`scara,b; Burillo-Putze, GuillermocAuthor Information aDepartment of Emergency, Hospital Clinic bResearch Group, ‘Emergency Medicine Processes and Diseases’, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Catalonia cDepartment of Emergency, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain Correspondence to Dr O`scar Miró, PhD, MD, Área de Urgencias, Hospital Clínic, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain Tel: +93 227 98 33; fax: +93 227 56 93; e-mail: [email protected] Received October 5, 2010 Accepted March 30, 2011 European Journal of Emergency Medicine: April 2012 - Volume 19 - Issue 2 - p 63-68 doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0b013e32834749a0 Buy Metrics Abstract Health research is fundamental for clinical excellence, a fact that applies equally to emergency medicine (EM). Although European scientific publication rates in EM have traditionally been lower than those of other medical specialties, from 1995 steady progress has been made. To increase the scientific output in EM it is necessary to resolve issues that hinder this progress, including the fact that EM is a new specialty, or even nonexistent in many European countries. This has resulted in a relative lack of scientific culture and training in research methodology of emergency physicians, of explicit recognition of scientific work, or of emergency physician competitiveness to apply to national and European grants for research projects. In addition, it is necessary to improve representation of European journals indexed in the category of EM and to receive a firm boost to EM research from the European Society for Emergency Medicine as well as from all European national societies. This study reviews these aspects and offers a personal perspective on where European EM research should be going. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.