OBJECTIVE: To develop a template for uniform reporting of standardized measuring and describing of care provided in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: An international group of experts in emergency medicine, with broad experience from different clinical settings, met in Utstein, Norway. Through a consensus process, a limited number of measures that would accurately describe an ED were chosen and a template was developed. RESULTS: The final measures to be reported and their definitions were grouped into six categories: Structure, Staffing and governance, Population, Process times, Hospital and healthcare system and Outcomes. The template for Utstein-style uniform reporting is presented. CONCLUSION: The suggested template is intended for use in studies carried out in EDs to improve comparability and knowledge translation.