To develop a template for uniform reporting of standardized measuring and describing of care provided in the emergency department (ED).
An international group of experts in emergency medicine, with broad experience from different clinical settings, met in Utstein, Norway. Through a consensus process, a limited number of measures that would accurately describe an ED were chosen and a template was developed.
The final measures to be reported and their definitions were grouped into six categories: Structure, Staffing and governance, Population, Process times, Hospital and healthcare system and Outcomes. The template for Utstein-style uniform reporting is presented.
The suggested template is intended for use in studies carried out in EDs to improve comparability and knowledge translation.
aEmergency Department, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge
bDepartment of Clinical Research and Education, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
cDepartment of Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
dDepartment of Emergency Medicine and Services, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
eUniversity Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
fCenter of Emergency Medicine Jena University, Faculty of Medicine, Jena, Germany
gDepartment of Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Services, St Olav’s Hospital HF, Trondheim University Hospital
hDepartment of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
iDepartment of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
jEmergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Victoria
kThe Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Royal Women’s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
lShaare Zedek Medical Centre and Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
mEmergency Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
nDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
oDepartment of Surgery, Universtiy of Auckland
pDepartment of Emergency Medicine Research, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
qDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
Received 8 April 2018 Accepted 20 September 2018
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Correspondence to Katrin Hruska, MD, Funktion Akut, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Huddinge 141 86, Sweden Tel: +46 708 3994; e-mail: email@example.com