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Top research priorities in prehospital critical care
  1. Lisa Ramage1,2,3,
  2. Sarah McLachlan3,4
  1. 1 Emergency Department, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
  2. 2 MAGPAS Air Ambulance, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK
  3. 3 Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, UK
  4. 4 Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, Essex, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lisa Ramage, Emergency Department, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK; ramagelisa{at}

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We thank Mark Hodkinson1 for his encouraging comments regarding our recently published modified Delphi study and we agree that the output will help to expand the evidence base underlying prehospital critical care delivery.2

We would like to respond to the points raised within the letter. The author rightly notes that a considerably lower proportion of paramedics participated than doctors. We stipulated a minimum of 6 months in a prehospital critical care role for clinicians to be eligible to participate but other than this, participation was open …

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  • Contributors LR drafted the letter. SM assisted in revision and final approval.

  • 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 Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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