A national survey : transporting patients within Australian hospitals

Cook, Robert, Gardner, Glenn E., & Gardner, Anne (2000) A national survey : transporting patients within Australian hospitals. Australian Health Review, 23(4), pp. 108-114.

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Abstract

A telephone survey was conducted to describe current practices and policies of patient transport in Australian hospitals.The survey had a 94% response rate. Results showed considerable variability and ambiguity throughout the samplein both practice and policy. Findings also indicated that criteria used for transport practices were predominantlyshaped by physiological and technological considerations. Factors related to human and financial resources, as well aspsychological and emotional aspects of the patient's condition, received little attention.

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ID Code: 56474
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1071/AH000108
ISSN: 0156-5788
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 17 Jan 2013 01:37
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2013 01:37

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