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Don’t worry – from December 11 2019 you will be able to 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.

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Caloundra 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 78 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 71% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.1 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 55 1.9 days 3.1 days 104
2015–16 78 1.9 days 3.0 days 147
2014–15 63 2.4 days 3.3 days 152
2013–14 68 1.4 days 3.4 days 97
2012–13 54 2.4 days 3.6 days 127
2011–12 70 1.7 days 3.9 days 116

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 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 13 NP 3.9 days 31
2015–16 12 NP 3.9 days 28
2014–15 15 NP 4.1 days 53
2013–14 44 NP 4.3 days 153
2012–13 91 3.3 days 4.5 days 301
2011–12 84 3.5 days 4.9 days 296

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications): 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 5 NP 6.5 days 43
2015–16 7 NP 6.4 days 43
2014–15 6 NP 7.0 days 34
2013–14 16 NP 7.2 days 100
2012–13 38 NP 7.6 days 228
2011–12 41 NP 8.5 days 322

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications)

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

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 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 6 NP 4.2 days 16
2015–16 7 NP 4.1 days 14
2014–15 6 NP 4.2 days 15
2013–14 26 NP 4.6 days 97
2012–13 42 NP 4.7 days 130
2011–12 34 NP 5.1 days 122

Heart failure (with complications): 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 <5 NP 8.1 days 48
2015–16 20 NP 7.7 days 158
2014–15 9 NP 8.4 days 63
2013–14 14 NP 9.0 days 106
2012–13 21 NP 9.3 days 139
2011–12 19 NP 9.9 days 117

Heart failure (without complications)

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

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 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 33 NP 2.5 days 39
2015–16 50 1.3 days 2.6 days 67
2014–15 36 NP 2.8 days 42
2013–14 57 1.6 days 2.9 days 91
2012–13 80 2.1 days 2.9 days 168
2011–12 100 2.0 days 3.1 days 201

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

In 2016–17 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 10 NP 5.8 days 47
2015–16 16 NP 5.7 days 80
2014–15 14 NP 6.2 days 61
2013–14 36 NP 6.5 days 177
2012–13 57 5.9 days 6.9 days 335
2011–12 30 NP 8.1 days 182

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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