Striving for Quality, Timely and Safe Patient Care: An Audit of Air Ambulance Services in B.C.

March 21, 2013

 We carried out this audit to determine whether air ambulance services delivered by the BC Ambulance Service provide quality, timely and safe patient care.

We did this by assessing whether the BC Ambulance Service:

  • has defined and is meeting relevant service standards for quality of care, timeliness and patient safety; and
  • is providing paramedics and aircraft based on an assessment of patient needs.

This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on March 12, 2014.