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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.



Emergency clinician wellbeing during Covid-19

As the impact of Covid-19 increases, the EMF invited emergency department clinicians to share their own experiences and tips for coping with additional stress. Emergency… 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. Dr… Read more >

Identifying abusive head trauma in…

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

Researchers find hands-off treatment has…

Supporting the oldest rule of medicine – first, do no harm, a study co-funded by EMF is expected to cause a major shift in thinking… Read more >

Innovative research celebrated at grants…

The Emergency Medicine Foundation shone a spotlight on the recipients of its 2019 research funding this week. The EMF Grants Award Ceremony is held annually… Read more >

Grant Round 33 now open

EMF has now opened grants round 33. We are currently accepting applications for Project grants, Leading Edge and Jumpstart. The total amount of funding available… 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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