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St George Hospital NSW

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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 497 stays at this hospital for cellulitis, of which 91% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 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
2016–17 450 2.9 days 2.9 days 1,306
2015–16 366 3.0 days 3.0 days 1,096
2014–15 373 3.0 days 3.1 days 1,107
2013–14 380 3.0 days 3.2 days 1,144
2012–13 364 2.9 days 3.4 days 1,065
2011–12 385 3.5 days 3.5 days 1,349

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 368 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (without complications), of which 96% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 4.1 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
2016–17 353 4.1 days 3.9 days 1,432
2015–16 345 4.8 days 4.0 days 1,650
2014–15 317 5.0 days 4.2 days 1,580
2013–14 344 5.3 days 4.4 days 1,811
2012–13 316 4.7 days 4.5 days 1,494
2011–12 342 5.6 days 4.8 days 1,906

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 78 stays at this hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (with complications), of which 100% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 8.0 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 78 8.0 days 6.6 days 621
2015–16 77 7.5 days 6.8 days 577
2014–15 67 9.9 days 7.2 days 663
2013–14 77 8.2 days 7.6 days 629
2012–13 67 7.6 days 7.8 days 507
2011–12 65 11.1 days 8.4 days 722

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 274 stays at this hospital for heart failure (without complications), of which 92% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 3.8 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
2016–17 251 3.8 days 4.1 days 965
2015–16 294 3.9 days 4.0 days 1,161
2014–15 290 4.3 days 4.1 days 1,257
2013–14 248 4.3 days 4.4 days 1,078
2012–13 317 5.1 days 4.6 days 1,612
2011–12 327 4.9 days 4.8 days 1,598

Heart failure (with complications): average length of stay

In 2016–17, there were a total of 172 stays at this hospital for heart failure (with complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 7.6 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
2016–17 170 7.6 days 8.1 days 1,296
2015–16 129 8.9 days 8.2 days 1,144
2014–15 147 7.1 days 8.5 days 1,038
2013–14 128 8.3 days 8.9 days 1,056
2012–13 101 10.2 days 9.1 days 1,034
2011–12 91 9.5 days 9.6 days 860

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 382 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (without complications), of which 87% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 2.9 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
2016–17 332 2.9 days 2.4 days 954
2015–16 350 3.1 days 2.5 days 1,094
2014–15 333 2.9 days 2.6 days 950
2013–14 339 3.3 days 2.7 days 1,112
2012–13 364 3.5 days 2.8 days 1,272
2011–12 371 3.3 days 3.0 days 1,221

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

In 2016–17, there were a total of 157 stays at this hospital for kidney and urinary tract infections (with complications), of which 99% were overnight stays. The average length of overnight stays at this hospital was 5.5 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
2016–17 156 5.5 days 5.9 days 858
2015–16 213 6.2 days 5.9 days 1,331
2014–15 230 6.6 days 6.4 days 1,522
2013–14 172 6.2 days 6.6 days 1,060
2012–13 190 7.8 days 7.1 days 1,477
2011–12 180 8.0 days 7.3 days 1,435