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released: 22 Oct 2014 author: AIHW media release

In 2013–14: - 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.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-653-5; Cat. no. HSE 153; 75pp.; $15

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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 sources and methods
      • What's in this report?
    • 2 Emergency department activity | (427KB XLS)
      • How has activity changed over time?
      • How much activity was there in 2013-14?
    • 3 Waiting times for emergency department care | (245KB XLS)
      • How have waiting times changed over time?
      • How long did people wait for care in 2013-14?
      • Additional information
    • 4 Time spent in the emergency department | (218KB XLS)
      • How long did patients stay?
      • How long did treatment take?
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data quality information | (109KB XLS)
        • Data quality statement: National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database 2013-14
        • Variation in reporting
      • Appendix B: Technical notes
        • Definitions
        • Data presentation
        • Methods
      • Appendix C: Diagnosis data in the NNAPEDCD | (99KB XLS)
        • Diagnosis classification type
        • Principal diagnosis
        • Major diagnostic blocks
      • Appendix D: Public hospital peer groups | (161KB XLS)
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Australian hospital statistics 2013–14: emergency department care. Health services series no. 58. Cat. no. HSE 153. Canberra: AIHW.

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