References - Emergency Department Waiting Times
References are listed alphabetically.
Australasian Triage Scale
Australasian College of Emergency Medicine – Policy on the Australasian Triage Scale. Refer also to the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine – Guidelines on the Implementation of the Australasian Triage Scale in Emergency Departments. According to these guidelines, where a patient in the ED has contact exclusively with nursing staff acting under clinical supervision of a doctor, it is the time of first nursing contact.
"other Australian hospitals"
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards – Clinical Indicator Program. Emergency Medicine Clinical Indicators 1.1 to 1.6. Australian Hospital rate taken from the most recent 6-month measurement period.
Waiting times at Northern Beaches Hospital are benchmarked against its peer group of NSW hospitals, based on data published by the Bureau of Health Information. http://www.bhi.nsw.gov.au/Healthcare_Observer Please note: For Triage Category 1 only , ACHS data is used (as above) as the Bureau does not collect this information.