Whole-of-hospital response to admission access block: the need for a clinical revolution

Frank R Jones
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03542.x
Published online: 15 March 2010

To the Editor: Although written from a United Kingdom perspective, the recent article by Walters and Dawson1 suggests a change in the clinical culture within hospitals, so that patient care and throughput can be improved. A critical factor in achieving change is the creation of an acute medical assessment and admission unit (AMAAU) within each district hospital. Characteristics of the AMAAU will “depend on local circumstances”: there is no one size that fits all.1

  • Frank R Jones

  • Murray Medical Centre, Mandurah, WA.


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