Table 2

- Research priorities met, including criteria from round II and III.

No.SuggestionsRound II agreement (%)Round III agreement (%)
1Reliability of emergency medical services records97.189.7
2Pediatric care82.489.7
3Epidemiology of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest85.387.2
4Level of crew training impact on patient outcome91.284.6
5Effectiveness of prehospital critical care88.284.6
6Dispatch pre-arrival assistance85.384.6
7Prehospital pain management82.484.6
8Clinical protocols and guidelines improvement and implementation91.282.1
9Survival rate following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest82.482.1
10Emergency medical services response to stroke82.482.1
11Integration and telecommunication between prehospital systems and hospitals91.279.5
12The role of home health care in reducing emergency medical services calls88.279.5
13Prehospital response and scene time85.379.5
14The efficiency of prehospital systems82.479.5
15The outcome of dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation79.479.5
16Challenges in providing care for special population groups (bariatric, geriatrics, pediatric, and mental health patients)88.276.9
17Obstetrics and gynecologyand neonatal care in prehospital85.376.9
18Awareness for the public on when to call for an ambulance82.476.9
19Workforce psychological stress and anxiety79.476.9
20Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on emergency medical services76.576.9
21Cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality70.676.9
22Continuous education and training82.474.4
23Prehospital safety measures82.474.4
24Time of response and transportation of critically ill patients79.474.4
25Epidemiology of traumatic brain injury79.474.4
26Role and importance of air ambulance in transportation79.474.4
27Accessibility to an automated external defibrillator76.574.4
28Occupational burnout76.574.4
29Trauma registry82.471.8
30Physical fitness among prehospital care providers82.471.8
31Infection in prehospital settings79.471.8
32Patient’s safety76.571.8