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Integrity in question when Queensland mulls how to measure ambulance ramping

Ambulance ramping is a growing problem in every state and territory according to the latest comparison by the Australian Medical Association, but Queensland has been accused of coming up with the worst way to solve it — and it reveals a more insidious issue. The AMA’s report card released on Thursday showed every jurisdiction failing to meet its own targets for getting patients transferred out of ambulances and into emergency departments – commonly called ambulance ramping or patient off-stretcher time. For example, Queensland sets a goal of getting 90 per cent of patients off an ambulance stretcher and into…