A call for help. Australia needs a standard emergency phone number in all hospitals

Gerald F Williams
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (12): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00427.x
Published online: 19 June 2006

To the Editor: Much has been written to describe the best clinical protocols to improve patient outcome following a medical emergency in hospital.1-4 However, one simple step in the process has not been clearly articulated: what is the hospital internal emergency number to ring to summon the medical emergency or “code blue” team?

  • Gerald F Williams

  • Maroondah Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Responses are now closed for this article.