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 Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
cDepartment of Emergency Medicine and Services, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
dUniversity Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
eDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Jena University, Jena, Germany
fDepartment of Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Services, St Olav’s Hospital HF, Trondheim University Hospital
gDepartment of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
hThe Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
iShaare Zedek Medical Centre and Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
jEmergency Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
kDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
lDepartment of Surgery, Universtiy of Auckland
mDepartment of Emergency Medicine Research, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
nDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
Correspondence to Katrin Hruska, MD, Funktion Akut, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Huddinge 141 86, Sweden Tel: +46 708 3994; e-mail: email@example.com
Received April 8, 2018
Accepted September 20, 2018