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Improving treatment for babies with respiratory illness

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Rapid diagnosis for patients with chest pain

EMF-funded research is helping Australian emergency departments to rapidly diagnose the cause of chest pain.


Software tool predicts patient arrivals in emergency departments

EMF-funded software tool now available in all Queensland Emergency Departments


IV drips don’t sober drunks

EMF-funded researchers have found popular IV drips don’t sober drunken patients.


 Improving care for the elderly in a medical emergency

EMF has invested close to $700,000 in aged-care research projects.



EMF announces COVID-19 grant recipients

Researchers from four Queensland hospitals will investigate the impact of the pandemic on emergency departments. Read more >

Celebrating research driven by nurses

As the EMF strives to revolutionise healthcare, the contributions and influence of nurses driving world-leading research is growing. Read more >

Emergency clinician wellbeing during Covid-19

Emergency department clinicians share their own experiences and tips for coping with additional stress due to Covid-19. Read more >

EMF supports Thursday Island research

EMF research grants have been helping a rural doctor and researcher on Thursday Island to Close the Gap within the Torres Strait Islander community. Read more >

Identifying abusive head trauma

EMF supported research will help Australian and New Zealand clinicians identify abuse in vulnerable children who present to hospital with head trauma.  Read more >

Hands-off treatment better

First, do no harm: a study co-funded by the EMF is creating a major shift in how doctors treat a collapsed lung. Read more >

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Every year, more than 7.4 million Australians visit a public hospital emergency department

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), is an Australasian non-profit organisation. We are dedicated to funding innovative evidence-based research that improves clinical practices to save lives as well as delivering significant economic benefits to the healthcare system. We acknowledge the financial support of our partners, in particular the Queensland Government.

CONTACT US +61 7 3720 5700 info@emfoundation.org.au Suite 1B, Terraces, 19 Lang Parade, Milton Qld 4064

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