Examination of health care assessment practices and costs pre- and post- implementation of an accelerated chest pain assessment protocol.

What is the processes of care for patients who present to the Emergency Department with chest pain?

Grant ID: EMSS-221R24-2015

Lay Summary

Professor Cullen and her research team developed the IMPACT protocol with EMF funding. This protocol enables the rapid diagnosis of low and medium risk patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain. The protocol has been put into practice across Queensland Health. This body of research aimed to identify whether the translation had been successful at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.


The results are pending the publication of data in peer-reviewed journals

Leveraged Funds



Amount Awarded


Grant Scheme

Completed (June 2018)

Principal Investigator:
Prof Louise Cullen

Co Investigators:
A/Prof Jaimi Greenslade
Prof William Parsonage
Dr Adam Scott
Dr Jacobus Ungerer
Prof Julia Crilly

Associate Investigators:
Ms Ariel Ho
Prof Nicholas Graves
Ms Tracey Hawkins
Prof Gerben Keijzers
Prof Nick Graves
Ms Sara Berndt


Collaborating Institutions


  • Development & trial of ImpACT protocol
  • Prof Cullen's PhD scholarship -- developing ImpACT

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