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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Australian hospital statistics 2010-2011: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times; and staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals (AIHW)

Australian hospital statistics 2010-2011: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times

This report presents information relating to emergency department care in major public hospitals and public hospital elective surgery waiting times for the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. In 2010-11: over 6.2 million emergency department presentations were provided by major public hospitals, with 70% of patients receiving treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage category); about 621,000 patients were admitted to Australian public hospitals from waiting lists for elective surgery, with 50% of patients admitted within 36 days.

Hospital statistics 2010-2011: staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals

In 2010-11: all states and territories had rates of hospital-associated SAB below the national benchmark with rates ranging from 0.9 to 1.4 cases per 10, 000 patient days; there were 1,873 cases of hospital-associated SAB reported for Australia. The reported SAB cases occurred during approximately 17 million days of patient care.

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