References - Emergency
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. (section 2.2.2)
'Other Australian hospitals'
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards – Clinical Indicator Program. Emergency Medicine Clinical Indicators 1.1 to 1.5. Australian Hospital rate taken from the most recent 6 month measurement period.