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Monday, 21 October 2013

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: emergency department care (AIHW)

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: emergency department care

In 2012-13:

- There were more than 6.7 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments
- 73% of patients received treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage) category
- 67% of patients spent 4 hours or less in the emergency department
- 1.8 million patients were admitted to the hospital from the emergency department, and 36% of these were admitted within 4 hours.

Media release

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