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. Please note: For Triage Category 1 only , ACHS data is used (as above) as the Bureau does not collect this information.

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