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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.



Major win for cardiac study

A collaborative study set to improve chest pain assessment in emergency departments has been bolstered by the NHMRC. Read more >

Mental healthcare in focus

Mental illness affects 1 in 5. With most people only likely to attend hospital during a crisis, specialised mental healthcare is vital in emergency departments. Read more >

EMF grants announced

Emergency medicine for children with neck injuries, watch-house detainees, and patients with severe infection funded in the latest EMF research grants. Read more >

Sepsis research success

Queensland researchers are driving significant clinical change in the way sepsis, a global health concern, is diagnosed and treated. Read more >

Home ladder safety needed

As householders focus on home maintenance, EMF researchers are highlighting the risk of ladder falls leading to an unplanned hospital visit. Read more >

COVID-19 grant recipients

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


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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