Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of patients with transfer of care completed within 15 and 30 minutes, 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:
|Ambulance offload delay (percentage)
|Ambulance offload delay
Tasmanian Health, Superseded 09/12/2016
This KPI measures the percentage of Ambulance Tasmania presentations to an emergency department for which transfer of clinical care to the emergency department occurs within the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine recommended target times.
Timely transfer of ambulance patients into hospital emergency departments is an important access issue. Ambulance offload delay is often symptomatic of the wider health system’s failure to effectively manage demand. The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine released a Position Statement on Ambulance Ramping in November 2013, which recommends that in a well-functioning system, the interval between ambulance arrival and clinical handover should routinely occur within 15 minutes and never more than 30 minutes.
This indicator indirectly measures the incidence of Ambulance Offload Delay (AOD) at 15 minutes and 30 minutes from presentation time.
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014
Tasmanian Health, Superseded 12/12/2016