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Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

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Length of stay in hospital

Length of stay for selected medical conditions

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissue, which is usually treated with antibiotics. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for cellulitis without complications.

Cellulitis: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 731 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 76% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 556 3.0 days 2.9 days 1,687
2015–16 437 3.1 days 3.0 days 1,371
2014–15 407 3.3 days 3.1 days 1,362
2013–14 386 3.4 days 3.2 days 1,298
2012–13 346 3.3 days 3.4 days 1,149
2011–12 280 3.4 days 3.5 days 946

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease characterised by narrowing of the airways and reduced lung volume. This condition is commonly caused by smoking or other lung irritants, and includes diagnoses such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for COPD without and with complications.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 480 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 87% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.2 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 418 5.2 days 3.9 days 2,180
2015–16 329 5.2 days 4.0 days 1,696
2014–15 367 4.9 days 4.2 days 1,789
2013–14 396 5.3 days 4.4 days 2,084
2012–13 334 5.1 days 4.5 days 1,714
2011–12 400 5.5 days 4.8 days 2,207

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 126 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 9.8 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 6.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 125 9.8 days 6.6 days 1,223
2015–16 107 9.0 days 6.8 days 967
2014–15 123 9.0 days 7.2 days 1,103
2013–14 120 10.4 days 7.6 days 1,247
2012–13 135 9.9 days 7.8 days 1,340
2011–12 79 10.1 days 8.4 days 797

Heart failure is a chronic heart condition that occurs when the heart is unable to provide sufficient pressure to maintain blood flow around the body. It includes cardiac shock, which occurs when blood flow to vital organs is inadequate for normal function. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for heart failure without and with complications.

Heart failure (without complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 295 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 87% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.4 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 258 4.4 days 4.1 days 1,145
2015–16 224 4.6 days 4.0 days 1,030
2014–15 259 4.5 days 4.1 days 1,167
2013–14 247 4.9 days 4.4 days 1,210
2012–13 230 5.5 days 4.6 days 1,270
2011–12 276 5.5 days 4.8 days 1,515

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 152 stays at this hospital for heart failure (with complications), of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 9.6 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 152 9.6 days 8.1 days 1,459
2015–16 155 9.9 days 8.2 days 1,529
2014–15 136 10.0 days 8.5 days 1,358
2013–14 125 11.3 days 8.9 days 1,411
2012–13 119 11.2 days 9.1 days 1,332
2011–12 102 10.3 days 9.6 days 1,052

Kidney and urinary tract infections occur frequently but can occasionally be severe enough to require treatment in hospital. The data presented here relate to those patients who stayed one or more nights for kidney and urinary tract infections without and with complications.

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 475 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 71% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 339 2.9 days 2.4 days 972
2015–16 293 3.1 days 2.5 days 911
2014–15 276 3.0 days 2.6 days 824
2013–14 282 3.3 days 2.7 days 924
2012–13 254 2.9 days 2.8 days 738
2011–12 304 3.0 days 3.0 days 921

Kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 158 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 97% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 8.8 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.9 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 153 8.8 days 5.9 days 1,353
2015–16 180 7.7 days 5.9 days 1,390
2014–15 191 8.8 days 6.4 days 1,673
2013–14 198 8.1 days 6.6 days 1,601
2012–13 168 7.3 days 7.1 days 1,218
2011–12 162 8.3 days 7.3 days 1,343