Definition

This indicator measures the percentage of patients who meet Trauma Activation criteria and accept care by EMS who are taken to an appropriate Trauma specialty care facility.

Why is this important?

Patients who experience a serious traumatic injury should be transported to a designated Trauma specialty care facility that will be able to provide definitive care in the most appropriate method based on the patient’s condition.

 

NOTE: We recently reviewed and updated our clinical audit processes. As part of the update, we adjusted data filters to ensure consistent measurement across the various clinical indicators we report. These changes may result in a small amount of variation from previously reported results.

 

This measure relates to our Strategic Goals for Service and Finance- S1, S2, S3, F2, and F3:

S1: To be an organization that strives to improve the lives of people in our community.

S2: To have a service delivery model that best serves the needs of our community.

S3: To be an organization that puts service before self.

F2: To be an organization that provides value to the community.

F3: To provide quality cost efficient service to the community.

 

Performance Measure Definition

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