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A consensus building exercise to determine research priorities for silver trauma

Alshibani, A; Banerjee, J; Lecky, F; Coats, TJ; Prest, R; Mitchell, A; Laithwaite, E; ... Conroy, S; + view all (2020) A consensus building exercise to determine research priorities for silver trauma. BMC Emergency Medicine , 20 (1) , Article 63. 10.1186/s12873-020-00357-4. Green open access

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Abstract

Background Emergency care research into ‘Silver Trauma’, which is simply defined as major trauma consequent upon relatively minor injury mechanisms, is facing many challenges including that at present, there is no clear prioritisation of the issues. This study aimed to determine the top research priorities to guide future research. Methods This consensus-based prioritization exercise used a three-stage modified Delphi technique. The study consisted of an idea generating (divergent) first round, a ranking evaluation in the second round, and a (convergent) consensus meeting in the third round. Results A total of 20 research questions advanced to the final round of this study. After discussing the importance and clinical significance of each research question, five research questions were prioritised by the experts; the top three research priorities were: (1). What are older people’s preferred goals of trauma care? (2). Beyond the Emergency Department (ED), what is the appropriate combined geriatric and trauma care? (3). Do older adults benefit from access to trauma centres? If so, do older trauma patients have equitable access to trauma centre compared to younger adults? Conclusion The results of this study will assist clinicians, researchers, and organisations that are interested in silver trauma in guiding their future efforts and funding toward addressing the identified research priorities.

Type: Article
Title: A consensus building exercise to determine research priorities for silver trauma
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/s12873-020-00357-4
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12873-020-00357-4
Language: English
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Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Emergency Medicine, Injury, Geriatrics, Older adults, Emergency, Prehospital, Research questions, Trauma, Triage, RESEARCH AGENDA, CARE, MORTALITY, SERVICES, DELPHI
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10132551
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