Don’t worry – from December 11 2019 you can find the latest information about your local area on the MyHospitals webpages on the AIHW website, along with many more reports and data on a range of health and welfare topics.
In some cases, the way you find information has changed. If you need help finding anything, please contact the AIHW.
Once the website has moved, you will be able to access old archived versions of the previously published data through Trove, the National Library of Australia’s web archive. Please note the interactive content will not work in the archived version.
About the MyHospitals website
For elective surgery in public hospitals (or for public patients treated in private hospitals), patients are placed on a waiting list and assigned one of three clinical urgency categories by their treating doctor that indicates when their surgery is required. The categories are:
Note that prior to 2015–16, the definitions were:
The relative stay index is presented as an indicator of the Efficiency and sustainability dimension under the National Health Performance Framework. This dimension relates to the most cost-effective use of resources in achieving desired health-care results, including the capacity of the system to sustain workforce and infrastructure, and to innovate in response to emerging needs.
The relative stay indexes (RSIs) are calculated as the sum of the observed number of patient days (actual length of stay, LOS) for separations in selected AR-DRGs, divided by the sum of the corresponding expected number of patient days (expected length of stay, ELOS). ‘Selected AR-DRGs’ means that particular Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRGs) are excluded, for instance those that are predominantly same-day AR-DRGs, where variation in LOS between separations would usually be minimal. In the regression model employed here, the ELOS are calculated from national data, adjusted for hospital-specific characteristics and patient-related characteristics.
S. aureus is a type of bacteria, also known as ‘Golden Staph’. The S. aureus bacteria are frequently found on the skin or in the nose of many individuals and are commonly spread from person to person in the community. In this form, they are usually harmless and most people are unaware that they are carrying these bacteria.
S. aureus bacteria can also cause an infection of the bloodstream after a patient receives medical care or treatment in hospital. Contracting an S. aureus bloodstream infection while in hospital can be serious and can result in death.