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Hospital Performance: Time patients spent in emergency departments in 2012 and 2013, Update

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Overview

City emergency departments show big improvements, regionals remain steady

This report found marked improvements in the percentage of patients departing emergency departments (ED) within four hours across major metropolitan public hospitals. In the highest-performing major metropolitan hospitals over 80% of patients departed ED within four hours in Oct–Dec 2013, up from 70% two years previously.

Data revision

Note: Since publication in May 2014, 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.