International perspectives on emergency care

Jameel Abualenain, Drew Richardson, David Mountain, Samuel Vaillancourt, Michael Schull, Phillip Anderson, Eric Revue, Brijal Patel, Ali Pourmand, Hamid Shokoohi, Shingo Hori, Lit Sin Quek, Suzanne Mason

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This chapter describes emergency care systems across nine countries outside of the United States: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, India, Iran, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. In each case, a local author, who is an emergency care leader in his country, provides some background and perspectives about their emergency care systems, how they are financed, crowding issues, and other challenges. Some of these countries have well-established emergency care systems with good infrastructure, workforce, and supportive societies. Emergency department (ED) crowding is almost a universal theme in the included countries regardless of how well developed the country. Many of these countries established measures and interventions to reduce ED crowding with variable success and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmergency Care and the Public's Health
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781118779750
ISBN (Print)9781118779804
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 23


  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Emergency care
  • France
  • India
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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