Our team recently contributed to an article in BMJ Open, entitled Opens external link in new windowRural emergency care 360°: mobilising healthcare professionals, decision-makers, patients and citizens to improve rural emergency care in the province of Quebec, Canada: a qualitative study protocol. Results of our earlier studies suggest that rural Canadian hospitals have limited access to advanced imaging services and intensive care units and that patients are transferred over large distances. Our goal is to build recommendations for improving services by mobilising stakeholders interested in rural emergency care. This study will result in a comprehensive consensus list of feasible and high-priority recommendations enabling decision-makers in emergency care to implement improvements in rural emergency care in Quebec. Authors : Fleet R, Dupuis G, Fortin JP, Gravel J, Ouimet M, Poitras J, Légaré F.
By France Légaré, 22/08/2017