The Between the Flags (BTF) system is a ‘safety net’ for patients who are cared for in NSW public hospitals and health care facilities. It is designed to protect these patients from deteriorating unnoticed and to ensure they receive appropriate care if they do.
The BTF program addresses the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care National Standard 9 Recognition and Responding to Clinical Deterioration in Acute Health Care.
This system has undoubtedly saved thousands of lives in New South Wales, Australia.
If you know of any hospital not already using this system or something similar then please forward this information to them (see here) and drive its introduction.