Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report shows that around 36% of emergency department (ED) presentations are low acuity patients.
These types of presentations have contributed to the disproportionate increases in demand for ED services over the last few decades. Consequent strains on ED resourcing and service highlight the need for alternative emergency models of care.
My Emergency Doctor’s surge solution, called Low Acuity Manager virtually deploys emergency specialist doctors – all Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, to deliver telehealth consultations to triage 4 and 5 cases in Emergency Departments during peak patient demand, enabling your emergency department to extend its team’s capacity when needed.
The Low Acuity Manager involves easy deployment and can be accessed whenever you need it most, to help manage ED presentation surges and staff shortages. This can help reduce the number of patients leaving the ED because of long wait times. Most critically, your onsite staff can focus on more complex cases, helping them maintain or improve time-to-treatment and discharge.