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50 to 99 beds
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Mareeba 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 195 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 63% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.5 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.7 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 123 2.5 days 3.7 days 310
2015–16 131 2.7 days 3.8 days 356
2014–15 75 2.3 days 3.9 days 170
2013–14 126 2.8 days 3.8 days 349
2012–13 99 2.3 days 3.8 days 224
2011–12 88 3.6 days 4.0 days 319

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 94 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 86% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.7 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.4 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 81 3.7 days 4.4 days 301
2015–16 98 4.2 days 4.5 days 411
2014–15 105 3.6 days 4.7 days 378
2013–14 121 3.5 days 4.9 days 420
2012–13 122 3.0 days 5.1 days 371
2011–12 106 4.9 days 5.3 days 520

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 22 NP 7.3 days 145
2015–16 17 NP 7.5 days 75
2014–15 12 NP 8.2 days 54
2013–14 13 NP 8.7 days 68
2012–13 23 NP 9.5 days 131
2011–12 <5 NP 9.3 days 39

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with 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 25 NP 4.8 days 99
2015–16 46 NP 4.8 days 214
2014–15 20 NP 5.2 days 81
2013–14 26 NP 5.3 days 67
2012–13 38 NP 5.5 days 137
2011–12 44 NP 5.8 days 270

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 8.9 days 34
2015–16 6 NP 8.9 days 62
2014–15 5 NP 9.3 days 24
2013–14 8 NP 9.7 days 40
2012–13 11 NP 10.5 days 165
2011–12 11 NP 12.1 days 150

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, there were a total of 69 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 74% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 3.0 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 51 2.9 days 3.0 days 147
2015–16 45 NP 3.1 days 110
2014–15 61 2.4 days 3.2 days 149
2013–14 75 2.3 days 3.3 days 169
2012–13 80 2.2 days 3.3 days 177
2011–12 55 3.3 days 3.6 days 179

Kidney and urinary tract infections (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 21 NP 5.9 days 82
2015–16 33 NP 6.1 days 205
2014–15 21 NP 6.5 days 88
2013–14 19 NP 6.9 days 87
2012–13 11 NP 7.2 days 41
2011–12 16 NP 7.4 days 144

Kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications)

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