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Compare hospitals

Choose one of the topics below to see interactive charts and tools that allow you to see how public hospitals compare against other hospitals across Australia.

For some measures you can view how a hospital performs over a number of years. You can also choose to compare a hospital within its own peer group, which contain other public hospitals with similar characteristics, such as size and distance from cities.

These comparison tools do not include private hospitals.


Financial performance - Efficiency of public hospitals from 2011–12 to 2013–14

For the first time compare the efficiency of Australia’s largest public hospitals over time and view performance compared to other similar hospitals. Results can be compared by peer group, state and changes over time.

Financial performance - Relative efficiency of public hospitals in 2011–12

Compare the relative efficiency of public hospitals to other similar hospitals. Measures include Cost per National Weighted Activity Unit (NWAU) and Comparable Cost of Care. Results can be compared by peer group.

Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections

Compare infection rates of healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as ‘Golden Staph’, across similar public hospitals. You can compare results by peer group, state and territory, number of cases, rate per 10,000 bed days and days of patient care under surveillance.

Cancer surgery waiting times

Compare waiting times for three of the most common cancers in Australia for which surgery is a key component of treatment: malignant bowel, breast and lung. Waiting time is from placement on a waiting list to the time a patient is admitted for surgery.

Time patients spent in emergency departments

See how public hospitals compare against other similar hospitals for the percentage of patients departing emergency departments within four hours. Results can be compared by peer group and by quarter over a number of years.