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Austin Hospital [Heidelberg]

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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 479 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 73% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.3 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
2016–17 351 3.3 days 2.9 days 1,169
2015–16 364 4.5 days 3.0 days 1,627
2014–15 326 4.4 days 3.1 days 1,448
2013–14 306 5.0 days 3.2 days 1,519
2012–13 360 5.1 days 3.4 days 1,827
2011–12 356 4.1 days 3.5 days 1,445

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 353 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 78% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.6 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
2016–17 277 3.6 days 3.9 days 1,011
2015–16 244 3.4 days 4.0 days 830
2014–15 275 3.7 days 4.2 days 1,007
2013–14 255 4.5 days 4.4 days 1,156
2012–13 292 4.7 days 4.5 days 1,379
2011–12 301 5.3 days 4.8 days 1,583

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 116 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications), of which 98% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 7.2 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
2016–17 114 7.2 days 6.6 days 821
2015–16 122 7.8 days 6.8 days 950
2014–15 121 7.0 days 7.2 days 853
2013–14 142 8.8 days 7.6 days 1,251
2012–13 140 8.2 days 7.8 days 1,152
2011–12 115 9.0 days 8.4 days 1,038

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 405 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 82% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.7 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
2016–17 331 4.7 days 4.1 days 1,540
2015–16 329 4.2 days 4.0 days 1,372
2014–15 333 3.9 days 4.1 days 1,300
2013–14 258 3.9 days 4.4 days 1,014
2012–13 283 4.5 days 4.6 days 1,279
2011–12 222 4.2 days 4.8 days 927

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 223 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 9.0 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
2016–17 223 9.0 days 8.1 days 2,002
2015–16 241 9.7 days 8.2 days 2,336
2014–15 201 8.7 days 8.5 days 1,744
2013–14 183 8.8 days 8.9 days 1,605
2012–13 148 9.7 days 9.1 days 1,434
2011–12 152 8.4 days 9.6 days 1,278

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 377 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 59% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.0 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
2016–17 223 2.0 days 2.4 days 439
2015–16 238 2.3 days 2.5 days 536
2014–15 260 2.6 days 2.6 days 665
2013–14 182 3.1 days 2.7 days 565
2012–13 268 3.3 days 2.8 days 875
2011–12 348 2.7 days 3.0 days 925

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 148 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 6.8 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
2016–17 144 6.8 days 5.9 days 981
2015–16 125 7.0 days 5.9 days 875
2014–15 200 6.4 days 6.4 days 1,277
2013–14 193 6.2 days 6.6 days 1,188
2012–13 210 8.4 days 7.1 days 1,763
2011–12 200 7.6 days 7.3 days 1,523