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Emergency and acute medical care in over 16s [QS174]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 3

Adults admitted with a medical emergency have a timely consultant assessment and review.

Quality standard measure: Evidence of consultant availability to assess adults who have a medical emergency within 14 hours of the time of admission to hospital.
What was measured: The proportion of acute medical admission patients who were seen by a consultant within 12 hours of arrival in hospital.
Data collection end: June 2018
Area covered: UK
Source: Society for Acute Medicine Benchmarking Audit

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