The What, Why, When and How of Trauma Research - Practical Pearls
1Emergency Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Trauma research has always been challenging, particularly within the prehospital and emergency department settings. This presentation will consider the current gaps in trauma research and will discuss which questions still need to be answered ('What'); the rationale behind these questions ('Why'); the best times and opportunities to undertake this type of research ('When') and practical research designs to drive trauma research forward ('How'). The discussion will also mention several important current studies and how they are contributing to answering some of the most important questions in trauma today.