I thought I'll share this information with you about the Ambulance
Please ignore my email if you guys are not reporting this.
The DOH definition for % of patients transferred from ambulance to ED within 40
minutes is defined as follows:
According to VEMD, the patient arrival transport mode is classified in below
At St Vincent's we were using all ambulance arrivals including the private
ambulance arrivals (code 10 and 11 in the above table).
The department just clarified the definition with us stating that the
denominator will only include patient with VEMD arrival transport modes 1, 2
Thought this might be of interest to those of you monitoring the off-stretcher
Yolanda Li | Application Support and Data Integrity Analyst, Decision Support
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne | PO Box 2900 | 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC
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