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

Gerald F Williams
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (12): 645.
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.


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