13Health and EDs
As an emergency department physician, I’m interested in the reasons patients attend our Emergency Departments. I understand that 13HEALTH direct a significant proportion of callers to attend their local ED, and it would be interesting to know if these referrals were clinically appropriate. In addition, I understand that 13HEALTH utilises a similar medical priority triage system to the QAS, and it would be helpful to understand if the current triaging guidelines align with those of the QAS. It would be good to work with 13HEALTH and QAS to see if some patients can be provided with alternative care options.
Why the contribution is important
Important to understanding and have confidence that referrals to EDs from 13Health are consistent with the principle that EDs are for emergencies.
by collierj on August 06, 2019 at 05:11PM