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Waiting times for elective surgery and time spent in emergency departments

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Surgery waiting times and time spent in emergency departments

Updated information is available on the number of patients leaving emergency departments (ED) within four hours of arrival for 122 hospitals which account for about 90% of all emergency departments presentations nationally. Hospitals in most states and territories will have to make further improvements to reach a nationally agreed target of 90% of patients leaving ED within four hours by 2015.

Data revision

Note: Since publication in July 2013, some figures have been revised following updates to methods and revised information from states and territories. The most up-to-date results for each hospital are available on the hospital results pages.