The purpose of this Notice is to announce an interest in research addressing patients with emergency medical conditions, including trauma.
Over 145 million people are seen in emergency departments across the US. Emergency departments are the source of twelve million admissions, or 35% of all hospital admissions and 14% of all outpatient visits. This includes over 27 million children under the age of 15, 23 million adults over the age of 65 and over 42 million visits for injuries and major trauma. When they learn of a patient's new symptoms, primary care providers often use the emergency department to obtain rapid diagnostic tests and a treatment plan.
Emergency Departments are the only component of the country's healthcare system that is accessible at any time of the day or night, and by law they provide treatment regardless of the ability to pay. Rapid assessment and treatment within the first minutes or hours after the onset of illness plays a major role in determining both the trajectory of recovery and future healthcare costs.
Research in the emergency setting offers a unique opportunity to improve not only the treatment of acute life-threatening disorders, but also a spectrum of common disorders that encompass a considerable burden of illness and account for a major component of health care costs.
This notice invites basic, translational and clinical research and career development programs that effect all areas of emergency medical care, including injury and trauma. Wherever appropriate, investigators are encouraged to utilize existing research networks, such as the NCATS supported CTSAs, NHLBI-NINDS supported SIREN emergency care research network, the NCI CONCERN oncology emergency research network, or the HRSA supported PECARN pedicatric critical care network.
Due dates vary.
NOT-NS-20-005 Expiration Date: September 08, 2022