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Top research priorities in prehospital critical care
  1. Mark Edward Hodkinson Thames Valley Air Ambulance
  1. Consultant Paramedic, Thames Valley Air Ambulance, Stokenchurch, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Mark Edward Hodkinson, Clinical Services, Thames Valley Air Ambulance, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, UK; mark.hodkinson{at}

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It is pleasing to see that the long-awaited update to the top research priorities for prehospital critical care has been published,1 and the authors should be commended on their study and its valuable contribution to the literature and developing prehospital critical care.

The Delphi process,1 as described by the authors, was not without its limitations. It is unfortunate that there were not more paramedics involved in the later stages of the study: 24% of subject matter experts were paramedics, compared with 76% doctors.1 The paramedic profession, particularly growth within prehospital critical care and research, has a wealth of subject matter …

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  • Contributors MEH is the sole author responsible for writing the letter.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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