Emergency medicine is a clinical research field comprising all aspects of treatment of the acute patient from the first contact to the health service system, and following through to the admission to hospital and to the prognosis and rehabilitation.
The field goes across existing professional and organisational boundaries and has a broad interface with the existing clinical research.

The Emergency Department will create the framework and establish the necessary infrastructure for research and dissemination across specialities and professions and contribute to research initiatives in all aspects of the acute patient pathway.