Other Quality & Safety Indicators

RAPID RESPONSE CALLS WITH CARDIOPULMONARY ARREST

Rapid Response Calls are made when concern exists for the patient condition and extra help is required to prevent the patient condition from worsening.

Lower rate is a good result. The rate of Rapid Response calls with Cardiopulmonary Arrest is 0.078% which is slightly higher than the ACHS Private National Average of 0.050%. Some of the arrests were sudden and had no early signs which could be acted on prior to the event

FALLS

The hospital monitors its falls rate in a number of ways, included are the Total Number of Falls and Falls that occur in patients over the age of 65 (over 65 patients are the high risk group of patients for falling).

We benchmark our fall rates against the ACHS rates and as shown by the graph below

A lower rate is a good result for both of these indicators. The rate of falls is 0.176% which is lower than the ACHS Private National Average of 0.229%. This is an outstanding result.

The rate of falls in patients over the age of 65 is 0.253% which is lower than the ACHS Private National Average of 0.376%. This is an outstanding result