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released: 28 Sep 2012 updated: 14 Dec 2012 author: AIHW media release

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.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-356-5; Cat. no. HSE 126; 56pp.; $18

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The current version of the publication is presented above.

Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (3 Oct 2012) Table 2.2 corrected to match correct data in Table 2.3.
    Previous version - Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: emergency department care (2.7MB PDF) 
    Previous version - 2 Emergency department activity (504KB XLS)
  2. (22 October 2012) All tables have been updated to incorporate revised data provided by South Australia. 
    Previous version - 2 Emergency department activity (504KB XLS) 
    Previous version - 3 Waiting times for emergency department care (447KB XLS) 
    Previous version - 4 Time spent in the emergency department (335KB XLS)
  3. (14 December 2012) Data resupplied by two states, so tables and figures in each chapter have been updated.
    Previous version - Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: emergency department care (890KB PDF) 
    All tables in these files have been updated to incorporate revised data provided by Western Australia.
    Previous version - 2 Emergency department activity (504KB XLS) 
    Previous version - 3 Waiting times for emergency department care (447KB XLS) 
    Previous version - 4 Time spent in the emergency department (335KB XLS)
  4. (17 December 2012) Table 3.3 has been corrected.
    Previous version - 3 Waiting times for emergency department care (447KB XLS)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: emergency department care. Health services series. Cat. no. HSE 126. Canberra: AIHW.