Infographic: WHO Emergency care system framework
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This infographic is a visual representation of the WHO Emergency Care System Framework, designed to support policy-makers wishing to assess or strengthen national emergency care systems. It is the result of global consultations with policy-makers and emergency care providers across all regions, and provides a reference framework to characterize system capacity, set planning and funding priorities, and establish monitoring and evaluation strategies.
The Framework captures essential emergency care functions at the scene of injury or illness, during transport, and through to emergency unit and early inpatient care. Countries may achieve each function in different ways, based on available resources. The Framework, and the associated WHO Emergency Care System Assessment Tool, allow policy-makers to use these essential system functions to identify gaps in care delivery and to create context-relevant priority action plans for system development.