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Every year, studies are conducted on themes supplied by the EMRIC office. These studies are conducted by students writing their Bachelor or Master thesis, supervised by professors at the university or university of applied sciences and employees of the EMRIC office. This is done to ensure that practical problems can be researched in a scientific way. In the list below, an overview of the studies conducted in the past years can be found. 

2017

TitleAnalysis of disaster management structures and crossborder collaboration in the Benelux and its bordering countries

 

Author: T. Becking

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: This qualitative study analyses the disaster management structures of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Saarland, Niedersachsen and Rheinland-Pfalz as well as the current state of crossborder cooperation in the field of disaster management in this region. In addition, underlying obstacles that hinder cross-border cooparation; the future of cross-border collaboration; and the possible role of the Benelux and EU in this field are explored. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

TitleAnalysis of disaster management structures and crossborder collaboration in the Benelux and its bordering countries

 

Author: P. Henrotte

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: This qualitative study analyses the disaster management structures of Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg (Benelux) and France as well as the current state of crossborder cooperation in the field of disaster management in this region. In addition, underlying obstacles that hinder cross-border cooparation; the future of cross-border collaboration; and the possible role of the Benelux and EU in this field are explored. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

TitleThe influence of the European Union in the field of emergency medical services

 

Author: K. Worseling

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: This literature review investigates the extent to which the EU is involved in the field of pre-hospital EMS and the extent to which the effects of this involvement on pre-hospital EMS systems have been studied in scientific literature. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

Title: Knowledge management in a cross-border setting, the example of the EMRIC collaboration within the Euregion Meuse-Rhine

 

Author: K. Worseling

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: This qualitative study investigated how knowledge can best be managed in a cross-border setting, by focusing on knowledge that is present and required to function well, together with the expected barriers regarding knowledge management in a cross-border setting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

Title: Inter-hospital transport of critically ill patients in Southeast Netherlands, Heinsberg (GER) and Aachen (GER) – which data is available for research within the EUMIC Study?

 

Author: A. Sommer

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: The Euregional Mobile Intensive Care (EUMIC) project has been initiated to assess differences in IHTs performed by different transport systems in order to improve quality and efficiency of IHTs. This quantitative study evaluates data collected within the EUMIC study to see which data is available for further research and how inter-hospital transports are undertaken within the study region.

 

2016

Title: The current state of cooperation in the area of selected emergency services in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine – Assessment of the practical and theoretical suitability of evaluation tools

 

Author: T. Becking

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: This mixed-method study combined a literature study with interviews, to evaluate which evaluation tools would be suitable to evaluate to what extent cooperation agreements have been implemented within the EMR.

 

2016

Title: EMRIC après 2018, EMRIC na 2018, EMRIC nach 2018

 

Author: G. Unval

 

Publication language: Dutch

 

Summary: This legal study explores the possibilities for the EMRIC collaboration to continue after 2018, by looking at multiple legal structures, as well as the current form of the collaboration.

 

2016

Title: Analysis of cross-border trauma care in Luxembourg and its Greater Region

 

Author: P. Henrotte

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: Within the scope of the Boundless Trauma Care Central Europe project, this mixed methods study explores pre-hospital trauma care in Luxembourg and its Greater Region (Belgium, France and Germany), together with the current state, obstacles, need and future possibilities in the field of cross-border trauma care in this region.

 

2016

Title: BTCCE – Boundless Trauma Care Central Europe – Analysis of cross-border trauma care collaboration in Norway, Sweden and Denmark

 

Author: J. Goedmakers

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: Within the scope of the Boundless Trauma Care Central Europe project, this mixed methods study explores the health and trauma care systems in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. In addition, it explores the legal basis on which the trauma systems and cross-border collaboration is based, together with the current state of cross-border pre-hospital trauma care collaboration in the study region.

 

2015

Title: Inter-hospital transport in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine – Possibilities for collaboration

 

Author: K. Worseling

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: The Euregional Mobile Intensive Care (EUMIC) project has been initiated to assess differences in inter-hospital transports performed by different transport systems in order to improve quality and efficiency of these transports.  This mixed methods study is part of the EUMIC project and investigates the legal and regulatory status of and challenges for cross-border collaboration in the area of plannable inter-hospital transports within the EMR.

 

2015

Title: Educational Programs for Acute Care personnel and Fire Fighters in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Netherlands and Belgium – a comparative analysis

 

Author: V. Graetz

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: This mixed methods study explores the differences in educational levels between fire fighters and acute care personnel in the three countries of the EMR and how this can affect cross-border collaboration.

 

2014

Title: Analysis of cross-border trauma care cooperation displayed along the western border of Germany from Enschede (NL) to Sankt Vith (BE)

 

Author: A. Sommer

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: Within the scope of the Boundless Trauma Care Central Europe project, this mixed methods study explores the pre-hospital trauma care cooperation along the central western border of Germany. This study analyses the current state of cross-border trauma care provision, together with the laws and contractual agreements, determining obstacles and proposing solutions.

 

2013

Title: Boundless Trauma Care Central Europe: Cross-border trauma care cooperation and its legal embeddedness in France, Germany and Luxembourg

 

Author: S. Jabakhanji

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: Within the scope of the Boundless Trauma Care Central Europe project, this mixed methods study outlines trauma-related legislation and agreements at national and regional level in the mentioned countries, focusing on the area alongside Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and Baden-Württemberg in particular.

 

2013

Title: Cross-border trauma care cooperation long the Western border of Germany: Through a stakeholder’s perspective

 

Author: T. Meier

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: Within the scope of the Boundless Trauma Care Central Europe project, this mixed methods study investigates the need for cross-border trauma care cooperation in the territorial area of the western border of Germany, ranging from the North Sea to Luxembourg with its neighbouring countries.

 

2013

Title: Onderzoek naar crisiscommunicatie bij grensoverschrijdende incidenten binnen de Euregio Maasrijn tussen Nederland, Nordrhein Westfalen en België

 

Author: F. Bunzel

 

Publication language: Dutch

 

Summary: This study tried to draw up the cross-border communication channels in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine, to allow for direct contact between managers and executives across the border. In addition, this study has served as the basis for the development of an application that can be used for getting into contact.

 

2012

Title: The Management of and Response to Incidents with Hazardous Materials in the Euregio Meuse Rhine

 

Author: J. Brehm

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: This mixed methods study looked at the current situation and possibilities for collaboration in the management of and response to incidents with hazardous materials, the so-called HAZMAT incidents. In addition, the effectiveness of different approaches to HAZMAT incidents were compared to give recommendations to improve collaboration and improve quality.

 

2012

Title: HAZMAT disaster management in the Netherlands and Belgium

 

Author: L. van der Schors

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: This mixed methods study focuses on the management of incidents with hazardous substances in Belgium and the Netherlands and analyses protocols, laws, treaties and agreements on disaster management in the acute phase of incidents with hazardous substances. In addition, this study looks for best practices and gives recommendations for cooperation in the EMR.

 

2011

Title: Registration and triage of victims during large scale calamities and disasters in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine

 

Author: G.G. Eggen

 

Publication language: English

 

Summary: This mixed methods study analysed the differences in triage and registration of victims during large scale incidents and disasters in the three countries of the Euregion Meuse-Rhine and how this may influence the coordination of cross-border collaboration.

 

2009

Title: Aansprakelijkheidskwesties van ambulancehulpverleners bij grensoverschrijdende spoedeisende medische hulpverlening in de Euregio Maas-Rijn – Een rechtsvergelijking van Europese en nationale wetgeving

 

Author: I. van der Molen

 

Publication language: Dutch

 

Summary: This study explored which regulations can be found in the area of emergency medical services on national and EU level, as well the problems that occur related to liability of medical personnel in case of medical errors.

 

2007

Title: Grensoverschrijdende hulpverlening in de Euregio Maas-rijn: Wet- en regelgeving, overeenkomsten en afspraken met betrekking tot de grensoverschrijdende ambulance- en brandweerzorg in de Euregio Maas-Rijn

 

Author: M. Ramakers, T. Bindels & J. Wellding

 

Publication language: DutchGerman and French

 

Summary: This study served as a preliminary study for the ERMIC project 2006-2008. This study provides an overview of the laws and regulations that are important for cross-border collaboration in the field of ambulance care and fire services and an overview of existing collaborative initiatives in these two fields.

 

2006

Title: Grensoverschrijdende spoedeisende medische hulpverlening in de Euregio Maas-Rijn; wet- en regelgeving, overeenkomsten en afspraken met betrekking tot de grensoverschrijdende ambulancezorg in de Euregio Maas-Rijn.

 

Author: M. Ramakers & T. Bindels

 

Publication language: DutchGerman and French

 

Summary: This study served as a preliminary study for the ERMIC project 2006-2008 and provides an overview of the laws and regulations that are important for cross-border collaboration in the field of ambulance care and an overview of existing collaborative initiatives in this field.

 

 

 

 

 

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