Tag: Emergency Medicine


Emergency medicine at the crossroads? The impact of NEAT on professional values

Associate Professor April Wright from the University of Queensland Business School is investigating the impact of the ‘4-hour rule’ on Emergency Medicine in Queensland. After investigating institutional change processes in English country cricket, April Wright turned her attention to the regulation of the health sector in 2009 firstly with an ARC Linkage Grant ‘Institutional logics…

23 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights


Program launch: Effectively manage hospital emergency departments

More than 6.7 million emergency department cases were reported by public hospital emergency departments in 2012-2013, corresponding to over 18,000 cases per day* or 1 in 4 Australians. Current trends only expect this number to increase, posing the serious question: How are we going to effectively manage our emergency departments in order to meet demand?…

7 May 2014, by Informa Insights


Dealing with agitated patients: Balancing staff safety and duty of care to the patient

Being submitted to a hospital can be a stressful and unprecedented experience for a patient. At the same time, hospital staff has to deal with a number of different demands and constraints. In the lead-up to the Safe and Secure Hospital Conference, we had the chance to speak to Associate Prof Jonathan Knott, Head of…

18 Sep 2013, by Informa Insights