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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.

Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections

Compare rates of healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, commonly known as ‘Golden Staph’, across similar public hospitals. Results can be compared by state, peer group, and over time.

Time patients spent in emergency departments

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

Financial performance - Average cost of care in public hospitals from 2012–13 to 2014–15

Compare the average cost of care in 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.

Average length of stay

Compare public hospitals against similar hospitals on the average length of stay in hospital for selected conditions and procedures.

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.