Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Australian hospital statistics 2013-14: emergency department care (AIHW)
Australian hospital statistics 2013–14: emergency department care
• There were almost 7.2 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments;
• 75% of patients received treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage) category;
• 73% of patients spent 4 hours or less in the emergency department;
• 2 million patients were admitted to the hospital from the emergency department, and 45% of these were admitted within 4 hours.