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released: 18 Oct 2013 author: AIHW media release

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.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-505-7; Cat. no. HSE 142; 68pp.; $11.50

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • How many emergency department presentations were there?
      • How long did patients wait?
      • How long did patients stay?
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Data source
      • What's in this report?
    • 2  Emergency department activity | CH2 tables (450KB XLS) 
      • How has activity changed over time?
      • How much activity was there in 2012-13?
    • 3 Waiting times for emergency department care | CH3 tables (272KB XLS) 
      • How have waiting times changed over time?
      • How long did people wait for care in 2012-13?
      • Performance indicator: waiting times for emergency department care- proportion seen on time
    • 4  Time spent in the emergency department | CH4 tables (186KB XLS) 
      • How long did patients stay?
      • Performance indicator: Waiting times for emergency department care- proportion completed within four hours
      • Performance indicator: Admission to hospital from emergency departments
      • How long did treatment take?
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: emergency department care. Health services series 52. Cat. no. HSE 142. Canberra: AIHW.

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