Emergency department care (AIHW)

Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: emergency department care

In 2011-12: - there were more than 6.5 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments - 72% of patients received treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage) category - almost two-thirds of patients stayed in the emergency department for 4 hours or less, and 90% had left within 8 hours and 30 minutes.

The National Emergency Access Target aim is that, by 31 December 2015, 90% of emergency department visits will be completed in 4 hours or less-from arrival, to when they went home or were admitted to the hospital.

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