International EMS & Research

In order to help you keep up-to-date on the latest news, research and opinions in the world of EMS development, we’ve put together this page full of links to stories, articles, commentaries and whatever else we’re able to find that’s related to improving prehospital emergency care worldwide. If you have any stories or articles you’d like to submit, please feel free to send them to In the near future we’re hoping to put arrange so you’ll be able to search for news and research by country, so keep coming back.

Here's the latest (Jan 2011):


China - Research (Free)

Comparing road traffic mortality rates from police-reported data and death registration data in China (Bulletin of World Health Organization): Compares death rates from road traffic injuries in China in 2002–2007 when derived from police-reported data versus death registration data - January 2011: Vol. 89, No. 1, Pgs 41-45



North America - Research ($)

Carbon Footprinting of North American Emergency Medical Services Systems (Prehospital Emergency Care): This study was undertaken to characterize the carbon emissions from a broad sample of North American emergency medical services (EMS) agencies, and to begin the process of establishing voluntary EMS-related emission targets. (January 2011: Vol. 15, No. 1, Pgs 23-29)



Europe - Clinical Paper ($)

Comparing EMS Systems - European Emergency Data (EED) Project (Resuscitation): The aim of this prospective study was the comparison of four emergency medical service (EMS) systems—emergency physician (EP) and paramedic (PM) based—and the impact of advanced live support (ALS) on patients status in preclinical care. (Resuscitation Online - December 2010)



Japan - Review (Free)

Emergency Medicine in Japan (Keio J Med): There have been few reports published in English on emergency medicine (EM) in Japan; the main reason for this is that the concept of EM was different in Japan from that in western countries. Emergency medicine in Japan is currently based on a mixture of three models: the multispecialist-type, the ICU-type and the ER- type models. (December 2010;59(4):131-139)



South Africa - News Article (Free)

Blood & Trauma on the Cape Flats (Independent Online News): 12 hours on the ambulance in Cape Town, South Africa, with Metro EMS - Dec. 20, 2010



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