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Health Sciences profile

Professor Michael Ardagh

PositionProfessor of Emergency Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery (UOC)
QualificationsMBChB DCH (Otago) FACEM
Research summaryEmergency medicine

Research

Mike is Professor of Emergency Medicine and a specialist in the Emergency Department of Christchurch Hospital. He has a PhD in Bioethics, with his thesis exploring decision making in resuscitation.

Research interests include earthquake injuries and health system response; emergency Department crowding and systems; diagnostic decision tools; and the ethics of Emergency Medicine

Publications

Lambie, E. S., Wilson, T. M., Brogt, E., Johnston, D. M., Ardagh, M., Deely, J., … Feldmann-Jensen, S. (2017). Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Earthquake Behaviour Coding Methodology: Analysis of Christchurch Public Hospital video data from the 22 February Christchurch earthquake event. Natural Hazards, 86(3), 1175-1192. doi: 10.1007/s11069-016-2735-9

Than, M. P., Pickering, J. W., Dryden, J. M., Lord, S. J., Aitken, A., Aldous, S. J., … Ardagh, M. W., … Callender, R., … Deely, J. M., … Ferrier, K. A., … Frampton, C. M. A., George, P. M., … Matthews, T. J. E., … Peckler, B. F., … Richards, A. M., … Simmonds, M. B., … Troughton, R. W., … on behalf of the on behalf of the ICare-ACS Implementation Group. (2017). ICare-ACS (Improving Care Processes for Patients With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome): A study of cross-system implementation of a national clinical pathway. Circulation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1161/circulationaha.117.031984

Ardagh, M. (2017). The ‘six hour target’ in New Zealand is associated with reduced mortality and greater effciency. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1455), 12-14. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ardagh, M. (2017). Triage, terrorism and translational ethics. Journal of Medical Ethics, 43(5), 301-302. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2016-103839

Ardagh, M., Standring, S., Deely, J. M., Johnston, D., Robinson, V., Gulliver, P., Richardson, S., … Than, M. (2016). A sex disparity among earthquake victims. Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness, 10, 67-73. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2015.81

Authored Book - Research

National Ethics Advisory Committee, including Moore, A., Fougere, G., Ardagh, M., Findlay, M., Paul, C., Richardson, A., & McDonald, G. (2009). Ethical guidelines for intervention studies. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health, 37p.

National Ethics Advisory Committee, including Moore, A., Ardagh, M., Paul, C., & McDonald, G. (2008). Ethics of intervention studies: Discussion document and draft ethical guidelines for intervention studies. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health, 91p.

National Ethics Advisory Committee, including Moore, A., Ardagh, M., & Paul, C. (2007). Getting through together: Ethical values for a pandemic. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health, 61p.

National Ethics Advisory Committee, including Moore, A., Paul, C., & Ardagh, M. (2006). Ethical guidelines for observational studies: Observational research, audits and related activities. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health, 29p.

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Authored Book - Other

Beard, M. E. J., Town, G. I., Ardagh, M. W., Begg, E. J., Chambers, S., Jeffery, G. M., & Laing, R. T. R. (2000). Management Guidelines for Common Medical Conditions (8th ed.). Christchurch, New Zealand: Internal Medicine Services, Canterbury Health, 284p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Ardagh, M. W., & Gee, P. (2004). Lacerations and minor emergency department surgery. In G. W. O. Fulde (Ed.), Emergency medicine: The principles of practice. (4th ed.) (pp. 222-228). Sydney, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Ardagh, M. W. (2000). Resuscitation ethics. In P. Cameron, G. Jelinek, A. M. Kelly, L. Murray & J. Heyworth (Eds.), Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine. (pp. 33-37). London: Churchill Livingston.

Ardagh, M. W. (2000). Common emergency presentations. In M. E. J. Beard, G. I. Town, M. W. Ardagh, E. J. Begg, S. Chambers, M. Jeffrey & R. T. R. Laing (Eds.), Management Guidelines for Common Medical Conditions, 8th edition. (pp. 15-33). Christchurch: Canterbury Health Limited.

Ardagh, M. W. (1998). Lymphomas in Emergency Medicine. In R. V. Aghababian (Ed.), The Core Curriculum. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven.

Ardagh, M. W. (1998). Common Emergency Presentations. In M. E. Beard (Ed.), Guidelines for Common Medical Conditions. Department of Medicine, Christchurch Hospital.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Ardagh, M. W. (2004). Ethics of resuscitation. In P. Cameron, G. Jelinek, A.-M. Kelly, L. Murray, A. F. T. Brown & J. Heyworth (Eds.), Textbook of adult emergency medicine. (2nd ed.) (pp. 33-37). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

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Journal - Research Article

Lambie, E. S., Wilson, T. M., Brogt, E., Johnston, D. M., Ardagh, M., Deely, J., … Feldmann-Jensen, S. (2017). Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Earthquake Behaviour Coding Methodology: Analysis of Christchurch Public Hospital video data from the 22 February Christchurch earthquake event. Natural Hazards, 86(3), 1175-1192. doi: 10.1007/s11069-016-2735-9

Than, M. P., Pickering, J. W., Dryden, J. M., Lord, S. J., Aitken, A., Aldous, S. J., … Ardagh, M. W., … Callender, R., … Deely, J. M., … Ferrier, K. A., … Frampton, C. M. A., George, P. M., … Matthews, T. J. E., … Peckler, B. F., … Richards, A. M., … Simmonds, M. B., … Troughton, R. W., … on behalf of the on behalf of the ICare-ACS Implementation Group. (2017). ICare-ACS (Improving Care Processes for Patients With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome): A study of cross-system implementation of a national clinical pathway. Circulation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1161/circulationaha.117.031984

Ardagh, M., Standring, S., Deely, J. M., Johnston, D., Robinson, V., Gulliver, P., Richardson, S., … Than, M. (2016). A sex disparity among earthquake victims. Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness, 10, 67-73. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2015.81

Than, M. P., Pickering, J. W., Aldous, S. J., Cullen, L., Frampton, C. M. A., Peacock, W. F., … Richards, A. M., Ardagh, M. W., Deely, J. M., Florkowski, C. M., George, P., Hamilton, G. J., Jardine, D. L., Troughton, R. W., … Lord, S. J. (2016). Effectiveness of EDACS versus ADAPT accelerated diagnostic pathways for chest pain: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial embedded within practice. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 68(1), 93-102. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.01.001

Schluter, P. J., Hamilton, G. J., Deely, J. M., & Ardagh, M. W. (2016). Impact of integrated health system changes, accelerated due to an earthquake, on emergency department attendances and acute admissions: A Bayesian change-point analysis. BMJ Open, 6(5), e010709. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010709

Hogg, D., Kingham, S., Wilson, T. M., & Ardagh, M. (2016). The effects of spatially varying earthquake impacts on mood and anxiety symptom treatments among long-term Christchurch residents following the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, New Zealand. Health & Place, 41, 78-88. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.08.002

Hogg, D., Kingham, S., Wilson, T. M., & Ardagh, M. (2016). Spatio-temporal variation of mood and anxiety symptom treatments in Christchurch in the context of the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquake sequence. Spatial & Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 19, 91-102. doi: 10.1016/j.sste.2016.08.001

Hogg, D., Kingham, S., Wilson, T. M., & Ardagh, M. (2016). The effects of relocation and level of affectedness on mood and anxiety symptom treatments after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Social Science & Medicine, 152, 18-26. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.01.025

Le Fevre, J., Ardagh, M., Mountain, D., Parke, T., & Geelhoed, G. (2015). Perspectives on the evolution of time-based targets and their impact on emergency medicine training. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27(4), 351-354. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12437

Pickering, J. W., Young, J. M., George, P., Aldous, S., Cullen, L., Greenslade, J. H., Richards, A. M., Troughton, R., Ardagh, M., Frampton, C. M., & Than, M. P. (2015). The utility of presentation and 4-hour high sensitivity troponin I to rule-out acute myocardial infarction in the emergency department. Clinical Biochemistry, 48(18), 1219-1224. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2015.07.033

Das, M., Stewart, R., Ardagh, M., Deely, J. M., Dodd, S., Bartholomew, N. V., … Spearing, R., … Than, M. (2014). Patterns and sources of alcohol consumption preceding alcohol-affected attendances to a New Zealand hospital emergency department. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1401). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Than, M., Flaws, D., Sanders, S., Doust, J., Glasziou, P., Kline, J., Aldous, S., Troughton, R., … Frampton, C., … Ardagh, M., … Cullen, L. (2014). Development and validation of the Emergency Department Assessment of Chest pain Score and 2 h accelerated diagnostic protocol. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 26, 34-44. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12164

Than, M., Aldous, S., Lord, S. J., Goodacre, S., Frampton, C. M. A., Troughton, R., George, P., Florkowski, C. M., Ardagh, M., Smyth, D., Jardine, D. L., … Young, J., Hamilton, G., Deely, J. M., … Richards, A. M. (2014). A 2-hour diagnostic protocol for possible cardiac chest pain in the emergency department: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Medicine, 174(1), 51-58. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11362

Johnston, D., Standring, S., Ronan, K., Lindell, M., Wilson, T., Cousins, J., … Ardagh, M. W., Deely, J. M., … Bissell, R. (2014). The 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes: Context and cause of injury. Natural Hazards, 73(2), 627-637. doi: 10.1007/s11069-014-1094-7

Stewart, R., Das, M., Ardagh, M., Deely, J. M., Dodd, S., Bartholomew, N., … Spearing, R., … Than, M. (2014). The impact of alcohol-related presentations on a New Zealand hospital emergency department. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1401). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Hogg, D., Kingham, S., Wilson, T. M., Griffin, E., & Ardagh, M. (2014). Geographic variation of clinically diagnosed mood and anxiety disorders in Christchurch after the 2010/11 earthquakes. Health & Place, 30, 270-278. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.10.003

Richardson, S., Ardagh, M., & Than, M. (2013). Emergency department patient presentations: How accurately do we record ethnicity data? Emergency Nurse New Zealand, Winter, 10-15.

Richardson, S., & Ardagh, M. (2013). Innovations and lessons learned from the Canterbury earthquakes: Emergency department staff narratives. Disaster Prevention & Management, 22(5), 405-414. doi: 10.1108/DPM-09-2013-0167

Campbell, R., Ardagh, M. W., & Than, M. (2012). Validation of the pulse rate over pressure evaluation index as a detector of early occult hemorrhage: A prospective observational study. Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery, 73(1), 286-288. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318253b52e

Than, M., Cullen, L., Aldous, S., Parsonage, W. A., Reid, C. M., Greenslade, J., … Ardagh, M. W., Troughton, R., … Richards, A. M. (2012). 2-Hour accelerated diagnostic protocol to assess patients with chest pain symptoms using contemporary troponins as the only biomarker: The ADAPT trial. JACC, 59(23), 2091-2098. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.02.035

Ardagh, M. W., Richardson, S. K., Robinson, V., Than, M., Gee, P., Henderson, S., … McKie, J., Robertson, G., … Deely, J. M. (2012). The initial health-system response to the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, in February, 2011. Lancet, 379, 2109-2115. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(12)60313-4

Peddie, S., Richardson, S., Salt, L., & Ardagh, M. (2011). Frequent attenders at emergency departments: Research regarding the utility of management plans fails to take into account the natural attrition of attendance. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1331). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1331/4581/content.pdf

Than, M., Cullen, L., Reid, C. M., Lim, S. H., Aldous, S., Ardagh, M. W., … George, P. M., & Richards, A. M. (2011). A 2-h diagnostic protocol to assess patients with chest pain symptoms in the Asia-Pacific region (ASPECT): A prospective observational validation study. Lancet, 377(9771), 1077-1084. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60310-3

Dolan, B., Esson, A., Grainger, P., Richardson, S., & Ardagh, M. (2011). Earthquake disaster response in Christchurch, New Zealand. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 37(5), 506-509. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2011.06.009

Ardagh, M. W., Pitchford, A. M., Esson, A., Manson, H., & Dolan, B. (2011). Project RED: A successful methodology for improving emergency department performance. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1344). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1344/4905/content.pdf

Ardagh, M., Tonkin, G., & Possenniskie, C. (2011). Improving acute patient flow and resolving emergency department overcrowding in New Zealand hospitals: The major challenges and the promising initiatives. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1344). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1344/4904/content.pdf

Ardagh, M. (2010). How to achieve New Zealand's shorter stays in emergency departments health target [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1316). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1316/4152/content.pdf

Than, M. P., Helm, J., Calder, K., Ardagh, M. W., Smith, M., Flaws, D. F., & Beckert, L. (2009). Comparison of high specificity with standard versions of a quantative latex D-dimer test in the assessment of community pulmonary embolism HaemosIL D-dimer HS and Pulmonary Embolism. Thrombosis Research, 124, 230-235. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2008.10.018

Simpson, J. C., Turnbull, B. L., Ardagh, M., & Richardson, S. (2009). Child home injury prevention: Understanding the context of unintentional injuries to preschool children. International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion, 16(3), 159-167. doi: 10.1080/17457300903135636

Heitger, M. H., Jones, R. D., Frampton, C. M., Ardagh, M. W., & Anderson, T. J. (2007). Recovery in the first year after mild head injury: Divergence of symptom status and self-perceived quality of life. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 39(8), 612-621.

Heitger, M. H., Jones, R. D., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., Frampton, C. M., Ardagh, M. W., & Anderson, T. J. (2007). Mild head injury: A close relationship between motor function at 1 week post-injury and overall recovery at 3 and 6 months. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 253, 34-47. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2006.11.007

Price, C. S. G., Bell, S. F., Janes, S. E. J., & Ardagh, M. (2006). Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training, knowledge and attitudes of newly-qualified doctors in New Zealand in 2003. Resuscitation, 68, 295-299. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2005.07.002

Richardson, S., Ardagh, M., & Hider, P. (2006). New Zealand health professionals do not agree about what defines appropriate attendance at an emergency department. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1232). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1232/1933/content.pdf

Ardagh, M. (2006). The case for a New Zealand acute care strategy. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1247). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1247/2360/content.pdf

Ardagh, M. (2006). Criteria for prioritising access to healthcare resources in New Zealand during an influenza pandemic or at other times of overwhelming demand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1243). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1243/2256/content.pdf

Heitger, M. H., Jones, R. D., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., Frampton, C. M., Ardagh, M. W., & Anderson, T. J. (2006). Motor deficits and recovery during the first year following mild closed head injury. Brain Injury, 20(8), 807-824.

Richardson, S., Ardagh, M., & Gee, P. (2005). Emergency department overcrowding: The Emergency Department Cardiac Analogy Model (EDCAM). Accident & Emergency Nursing, 13, 18-23.

Cooper, J. G., Johnstone, A. J., Hider, P., & Ardagh, M. W. (2005). Local anaesthetic infiltration increases the accuracy of assessment of ulnar collateral ligament injuries. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 17(2), 132-136.

Williams, T., Richardson, S., O'Donovan, P., & Ardagh, M. (2005). The forensic nurse practicioner role (emergency nursing): A potential response to changing health needs in New Zealand. Medicine & Law, 24(1), 111-123.

Raniga, S., Hider, P., Spriggs, D., & Ardagh, M. (2005). Attitudes of hospital medical practitioners to the mandatory reporting of professional misconduct. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1227). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1227/1781/content.pdf

Kennedy, D., & Ardagh, M. W. (2004). Frequent attenders at Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department: A 4-year study of attendance patterns. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1193). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1193/871/content.pdf

Ardagh, M., & Richardson, S. (2004). Emergency department overcrowding: Can we fix it? [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1189). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1189/774/content.pdf

Ardagh, M. (2004). A brief history of resuscitation [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1193). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1193/868/content.pdf

Heitger, M. H., Anderson, T. J., Jones, R. D., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., Frampton, C. M., & Ardagh, M. W. (2004). Eye movement and visuomotor arm movement deficits following mild closed head injury. Brain, 127(3), 575-590.

Graber, D., Ardagh, M., O'Donovan, P., & St George, I. (2003). A telephone advice line does not decrease the number of presentations to Christchurch Emergency Department, but does decrease the number of phone callers seeking advice. New Zealand Medical Journal, 116(1177). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/116-1177/495/content.pdf

Ardagh, M. W. (2002). What's happening in New Zealand emergency departments? New Zealand Medical Journal, 115, 83-85.

Ardagh, M. W., Wells, J. E., Cooper, K., Lyons, R., Patterson, R., & O'Donovan, P. (2002). Effect of a rapid assessment clinic on the waiting time to be seen by a doctor and the time spent in the department, for patients presenting to an urban emergency department: A controlled prospective trial. New Zealand Medical Journal, 115(1157), U28. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/115-1157/28

Ardagh, M. W., Flood, D., & Tait, C. (2001). Limiting the use of gastrointestinal decontamination does not worsen the outcome from deliberate self poisoning. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 423-425.

Ardagh, M. W., Hodgson, T., Shaw, L., & Turner, D. (2001). Pulse rate over pressure evaluation (ROPE) is useful in the assessment of compensated haemorrhagic shock. Emergency Medicine, 13, 43-46.

Hider, P. N., Helliwell, P., Ardagh, M. W., & Kirk, R. (2001). The epidemiology of Emergency Department attendances in Christchurch. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 157-159.

Helliwell, P., Hider, P. N., & Ardagh, M. W. (2001). Frequent attenders at Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 160-161.

Meyer, R. J., Beard, M. E., Ardagh, M. W., & Henderson, S. (2000). Methanol poisoning. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 11-13.

Mountain, D., Jelinek, G., Ardagh, M. W., Ieraci, S., Lynch, D. M., Jacobs, I., & Lopez, G. (2000). Australia and New Zealand 1997 thrombolysis audit. Emergency Medicine, 12, 116-122.

Ardagh, M. W. (2000). Tom Hamilton lecture - the hidden curriculum. Emergency Medicine, 12, 3-6.

Ardagh, M. W. (2000). Futility has no utility in resuscitation medicine. Journal of Medical Ethics, 26, 393-396.

Ardagh, M. W. (1999). The state of the play - ethics. Emergency Medicine, 11, 218-220.

Ardagh, M. W. (1999). Resurrecting autonomy during resuscitation - the concept of professional substituted judgement. Journal of Medical Ethics, 25, 375-378.

Ardagh, M. W. (1999). Considering ethics during resuscitation (editorial). Official Newsletter of the New Zealand Resuscitation Council.

Weir, P., & Ardagh, M. W. (1998). The epidemiology of deliberate self poisoning patients presenting to Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department. New Zealand Medical Journal, 111, 126-129.

Gee, P., & Ardagh, M. W. (1998). Paediatric exploratory ingestions of paracetamol. New Zealand Medical Journal, 111, 186-188.

Ardagh, M. W. (1998). Emergency medicine vertically and horizontally integrated into the undergraduate curriculum at the Christchurch School of Medicine. Emergency Medicine, 10, 53-56.

Ardagh, M. W. (1998). Paternalism to autonomy and back again. Emergency Medicine, 10, 253-257.

Ardagh, M. W. (1998). Gastrointestinal decontamination after poisoning. New Zealand Medical Journal, 111, 397-399.

Ardagh, M. W., & Moodie, K. (1998). The Esophageal Detector Device can give false positives for tracheal intubation. Journal of Emergency Medicine, 16, 747-749.

Kelly, A. M., Ardagh, M. W., D'Antonio, J., & Zebic, S. (1997). Intravenous chlorpromazine versus intramuscular sumatriptan for acute migraine. Journal of Accident & Emergency Medicine, 14(4), 209-211.

Ardagh, M. W. (1997). The medical consequences of a golden-oldies rugby tournament. Emergency Medicine, 9, 11-14.

Ardagh, M. W. (1997). Preventing harm in resuscitation medicine. New Zealand Medical Journal, 110(1041), 113-115.

Ardagh, M. W., & Jelinek, G. (1997). Emergency medicine in medical ethics: the vigour of youth and the wisdom of age. Emergency Medicine, 9, 143-147.

Ardagh, M. W. (1997). May we practice endotracheal intubation on the newly dead? Journal of Medical Ethics, 23(5), 289-294.

Ardagh, M. W. (1996). Resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: past, present and future. New Zealand Medical Journal, 109, 153-154.

Ardagh, M. W. (1996). A review of detection techniques of oesophageal intubation. Emergency Medicine, 8, 117-118.

Stevens, C., Ardagh, M. W., & Abbott, G. D. (1996). Aerodigestive tract foreign bodies in children: one year's experience at Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department. New Zealand Medical Journal, 109, 232-233.

Pearson, S., Ardagh, M. W., & Stokes, R. (1996). Survival from out of hospital cardiac arrest in Christchurch 1992-3. New Zealand Medical Journal, 109, 187-189.

Ardagh, M. W. (1995). Acute pulmonary oedema secondary to thromboembolic occlusion of the distal aorta in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Emergency Medicine, 7, 225-228.

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Journal - Research Other

Ardagh, M. (2017). The ‘six hour target’ in New Zealand is associated with reduced mortality and greater effciency. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1455), 12-14. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ardagh, M. (2017). Triage, terrorism and translational ethics. Journal of Medical Ethics, 43(5), 301-302. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2016-103839

Deely, J. M., & Ardagh, M. W. (2016). First International Conference on People in Disasters. Australasian Journal of Disaster & Trauma Studies, 20(2, Spec. Iss.), 57-59. Retrieved from http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/index.html

Ardagh, M. (2015). A comprehensive approach to improving patient flow in our hospitals: The 'left to right, over and under' concept. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1420). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ardagh, M. (2015). What have five years of the shorter stays in the emergency department health target done to us? New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1421). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ardagh, M. (2015). Winners and losers during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1418). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ardagh, M. (2013). Why do patients choose the emergency department? New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1387). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Richardson, S., Ardagh, M., Grainger, P., & Robinson, V. (2013). A moment in time: Emergency nurses and the Canterbury earthquakes. International Nursing Review, 60(2), 188-195. doi: 10.1111/inr.12013

Than, M., Herbert, M., Flaws, D., Cullen, L., Hess, E., Hollander, J. E., … Ardagh, M. W., … Jaffe, A. (2013). What is an acceptable risk of major adverse cardiac event in chest pain patients soon after discharge from the Emergency Department? A clinical survey. International Journal of Cardiology, 166(3), 752-754. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.09.171

Ardagh, M. (2013). The proof of the pudding is in the eating: Health system preparedness for the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1371). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ardagh, M. (2011). Utility rather than futility in emergency medicine [Editorial]. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 23(5), 530-531. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2011.01488.x

Ardagh, M. (2011). Improving Emergency Department performance at Christchurch hospital: An update [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1345). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1345/4953/content.pdf

Ardagh, M. (2006). The skills of our New Zealand junior doctors: What are these skills and how do they get them? [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1229). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1229/1850/content.pdf

Ardagh, M. (2004). Meningitis: Tragedy, culture, and blame [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1201). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1201/1057/content.pdf

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