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Queensland Ambulance Service: Humble Beginnings

The Queensland Ambulance Service Merges

It was in 1991 that the QATB merged with dozens of additional emergency response centres to become what it is now known today – the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). There is probably no greater example of a state ambulance service success story like the QAS. Today it is a beacon of light and a model for quality health care not only within the great country of Australia, but also the world.

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Handover has major implications for patient care

The handover process between ambulance and emergency department (ED) staff has been sparsely investigated. Newer studies suggest that implementing a structured handover format holds the possibilities for improving the process. Electronic equipment could play a part in reducing problems. Cultural and organizational factors impact the…

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