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Performance Measure Definition: Trauma Alert Patient Count

Description: Count of patients contacted by ATCEMS personnel, documented as meeting anatomic and physiologic criteria for Trauma Activation.
Desired Outcome:  Not applicable
Relevance:  This measure provides context for rate-based indicators describing ATCEMS management of Trauma Alert patients.
Measure Domain: Clinical Care
Type of Measure:  Output

Operational Specifications
Formula Description:  Count of all patients encountered by ATCEMS personnel documented as meeting anatomic and physiologic criteria for Trauma Activation.
Unit of Analysis:  Patient contacts
Population:
  • Numerator: All patients encountered by ATCEMS personnel meeting anatomic and physiologic criteria for Trauma Activation.
  • Denominator:  Not applicable
Measure Frequency:  Quarterly
Minimum Population/Sample:  None
Performance Standard:  Not applicable
Acceptable Quality Level:  Not applicable
Interval Description:  Not applicable
Reporting Value(s):  Count of Trauma Alert patients encountered by ATCEMS personnel.
Aggregation:
  • Temporal aggregations (month, hour of day, etc.) are based on the date/time of earliest recorded call pickup. 
  • Geographic aggregation is based on incident location 
Stratification: May stratify by demographic, geographic, chronologic, or other factors as needed.
Limitations:  None
Related Measures:  None
Notes:  “Trauma Alert” is not a term currently used in ATCEMS system documentation. It is used here as an abbreviated means of describing patients who meet anatomic and physiologic criteria for Trauma Activation. The term was used by the system in the past with this meaning.

Reporting
ATCEMS Open Performance Dashboard
  • Dashboard Performance Goal: Trauma Scene Interval per Quarter (related measure)
  • Orientation: External 
  • Format: Line chart for current and previous fiscal year. 
  • Update Frequency: Quarterly
  • Data Source: Open Data table [EMS – Quarterly Clinical Measures - Trauma Alert] 
City of Austin Open Data Portal


References
Office of the Medical Director, Austin/Travis County EMS System (2016).  “Clinical Standard CS-7: Definition of a Patient.” Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service System Clinical Operating Guidelines version 021716.
Office of the Medical Director, Austin/Travis County EMS System (2016).  “Clinical Reference CR-30: Regional Trauma System Adult and Pediatric Criteria.” Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service System Clinical Operating Guidelines version 021716.

Metadata 
Development Status: Actively reporting 
Definition Version: Version A
Revision Date: 2017-03-07
Revised By: David Andersen