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Austin Hospital [Heidelberg]

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Length of stay in hospital

Length of stay for selected surgical procedures

Appendix removal is a surgical procedure, either through keyhole surgery or open surgery. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for the removal of the appendix without either complications, malignant cancer or peritonitis.

Appendix removal: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 181 stays at this hospital for appendix removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 181 2.0 days 2.1 days 362
2015–16 138 2.2 days 2.1 days 299
2014–15 205 1.9 days 2.1 days 395
2013–14 240 1.9 days 2.2 days 466
2012–13 245 2.2 days 2.3 days 550
2011–12 275 2.4 days 2.3 days 664

Gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy, is a surgical procedure generally performed to treat a patient for gallstones. The data presented here relate to patients who had their gallbladder removed using keyhole surgery and who stayed one or more nights without complications.

Gallbladder removal: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 205 stays at this hospital for gallbladder removal, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.1 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
2016–17 204 3.1 days 2.4 days 628
2015–16 175 3.0 days 2.3 days 527
2014–15 183 2.8 days 2.3 days 518
2013–14 207 2.6 days 2.3 days 537
2012–13 211 3.0 days 2.2 days 637
2011–12 211 3.1 days 2.2 days 648

Gynaecological reconstructive procedures are repairs to the female reproductive system for conditions such as prolapse. The data presented here relate to women who stayed one or more nights for gynaecological reconstructive procedures without complications.

Gynaecological reconstructive procedures: average length of stay

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 5 NP 2.2 days 9
2014–15 <5 NP 2.1 days <5
2013–14 <5 NP 2.2 days <5
2012–13 <5 NP 2.2 days <5

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Knee replacements are surgical procedures to replace damaged knee joints, most commonly for arthritis. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for knee replacements without complications.

Knee replacement: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 52 stays at this hospital for knee replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.7 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 52 5.5 days 4.7 days 288
2015–16 44 NP 5.0 days 213
2014–15 52 5.5 days 5.4 days 288
2013–14 60 5.0 days 5.5 days 297
2012–13 97 4.8 days 5.7 days 461
2011–12 168 4.5 days 5.9 days 753

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Hip replacements are surgical procedures to replace damaged hip joints, most commonly for arthritis. The data presented here relate to patients who stayed one or more nights for hip replacements without complications.

Hip replacement: average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 92 stays at this hospital for hip replacement, of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 6.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 92 6.3 days 5.4 days 578
2015–16 82 6.1 days 5.7 days 500
2014–15 97 6.4 days 6.2 days 619
2013–14 82 6.1 days 6.4 days 502
2012–13 122 5.6 days 6.5 days 687
2011–12 168 5.3 days 7.0 days 885

Prostate removal is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland, most commonly performed through the urethra. The data presented here relate to men who stayed one or more nights for transurethral prostate removal without complications.

Prostate removal: average length of stay

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2016–17 34 NP 2.4 days 105
2015–16 31 NP 2.4 days 44
2014–15 30 NP 2.4 days 57
2013–14 31 NP 2.4 days 69
2012–13 27 NP 2.6 days 64
2011–12 31 NP 2.6 days 70

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.