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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Emergency department care 2015-16: Australian hospital statistics (AIHW)

In 2015-16:

* There were about 7.5 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments;
* 74% 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;
* 2.2 million patients were admitted to hospital from the emergency department, and 49% of these were admitted within 4 hours.

Media release: Despite continued increases in activity, emergency department waiting times are relatively stable

Download report: Emergency department care 2015-16: Australian hospital statistics

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