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100 to 199 beds
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Nambour General 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 314 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 78% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.7 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
2016–17 244 2.7 days 3.0 days 667
2015–16 266 3.0 days 3.0 days 805
2014–15 229 2.5 days 3.2 days 563
2013–14 256 2.5 days 3.3 days 645
2012–13 265 2.6 days 3.5 days 680
2011–12 265 3.1 days 3.7 days 810

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 257 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 81% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.1 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
2016–17 207 3.1 days 3.7 days 644
2015–16 227 3.5 days 3.8 days 799
2014–15 170 4.4 days 3.9 days 740
2013–14 157 3.6 days 4.2 days 566
2012–13 239 3.6 days 4.4 days 858
2011–12 223 5.5 days 4.8 days 1,231

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 63 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 6.7 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 62 6.7 days 6.6 days 416
2015–16 87 6.9 days 6.5 days 599
2014–15 73 7.2 days 6.9 days 527
2013–14 59 7.1 days 7.0 days 417
2012–13 112 8.8 days 7.7 days 983
2011–12 103 9.4 days 8.3 days 964

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 127 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 84% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.0 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 4.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 107 3.0 days 4.0 days 323
2015–16 133 3.5 days 4.1 days 467
2014–15 127 3.5 days 4.2 days 443
2013–14 110 3.3 days 4.4 days 360
2012–13 153 3.3 days 4.5 days 501
2011–12 151 4.4 days 4.9 days 666

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 92 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 7.3 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 8.0 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 92 7.3 days 8.0 days 674
2015–16 86 7.8 days 8.1 days 674
2014–15 86 8.8 days 8.4 days 760
2013–14 84 8.3 days 8.4 days 695
2012–13 97 7.7 days 8.9 days 748
2011–12 78 10.1 days 9.7 days 789

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 357 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 55% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 1.9 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 2.5 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 197 1.9 days 2.5 days 382
2015–16 230 2.0 days 2.5 days 470
2014–15 213 2.1 days 2.8 days 445
2013–14 205 2.2 days 2.8 days 455
2012–13 240 2.5 days 3.0 days 609
2011–12 239 3.2 days 3.1 days 756

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 101 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 91% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.8 days, compared to its national peer group performance of 5.6 days.

Year Number of overnight stays Average length of stay Peer group average Total overnight patient bed days
2016–17 92 4.8 days 5.6 days 440
2015–16 128 5.0 days 5.8 days 638
2014–15 105 5.4 days 6.4 days 562
2013–14 121 5.3 days 6.5 days 646
2012–13 163 5.7 days 7.1 days 925
2011–12 135 9.4 days 7.5 days 1,273