CHA News Article

2014 California Hospital Emergency Code Survey Results Available

CHA has announced that its 2014 Hospital Emergency Code Survey results are now available. While most health care facilities use some form of emergency code system to relay urgent information to hospital personnel during emergency incidents, the application of the codes is not always consistent between facilities. Standardizing hospital emergency codes is vital to reducing confusion and allowing staff to appropriately respond to emergency incidents. The third survey conducted in the past five years, this year’s report incorporates data from the previous surveys (2009 and 2011). The findings — including statewide data as well as data for the three Regional Associations — reveal sustained progress in hospital emergency code implementation among California health care facilities.