2011 Hospital Emergency Code Survey
Results Available Online

The complete results of the 2011 Hospital Emergency Code Standardization Survey, conducted by the California Hospital Association (CHA) in partnership with the regional associations, is now available.The survey assessed statewide hospital emergency code usage and revealed improved code consistency among facilities.

Hospital associations have advocated for the adoption of a standardized code system for more than a decade. Currently, 21 state hospital associations have similar programs with only one—Maryland—legally mandated. Three national health care organizations also provide standards—American Hospital Association, US Army Medical Command, and Hospital Emergency Incident Command.

The final results of the survey illustrate ongoing progress in hospital emergency code implementation among California health care facilities.