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The MyHospitals website is moving on 31 March 2020

Don’t worry – from December 11 2019 you can 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. As part of transition arrangements, from 11 February 2020, pages for each hospital will redirect to the equivalent pages on the new MyHospitals webpages on the AIHW website.

In some cases, the way you find information has changed. If you need help finding anything, please contact the AIHW.

Once the website has moved, you will be able to access old archived versions of the previously published data through Trove, the National Library of Australia’s web archive. Please note the interactive content will not work in the archived version.

Our reports

On this page you will find all the Hospital Performance reports published by the National Health Performance Authority for the period December 2012–June 2016, and those published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare since July 2016.

Hospital Performance: Costs of acute admitted patients in public hospitals from 2012–13 to 2014–15

Released 15 November 2018

This report shows the variation in the average cost of similar services to similar patients across public hospitals in 2014–15. The average cost of care (per National Weighted Activity Unit (NWAU)) ranged from $3,300 at one hospital compared to $6,400 at another. The report also reveals how these costs have changed at each hospital over three financial years.

Web update: Average length of stay in 2014–15, 2015–16 and 2016–17

Released 24 May 2018

With enhanced interactive features, this update includes new data on the average length of stay in hospital for selected conditions and procedures, in around 590 Australian public hospitals in 2014–15, 2015–16 and 2016–17.

Hospital Performance: Costs of acute admitted patients in public hospitals from 2011–12 to 2013–14

Released 28 April 2016

The cost of providing a notional ‘average’ service to acute admitted patients at 47 major metropolitan hospitals can be almost twice as high across public hospitals – $3,100 at one hospital compared to $6,100 at another. The report also for the first time reveals how these costs have changed at each hospital over three financial years.

Data release: Hand hygiene

Released 10 December 2015

‘Hand hygiene’ is a measure of the extent to which health care workers clean their hands before and while caring for patients, either by washing in soap and water or by using other products such as disinfectant gels. This release updates data for Audit Period 1, ending March 2015 and Audit Period 2, ending June 2015.

Hospital Performance: Costs of acute admitted patients in public hospitals in 2011–12

Released 30 April 2015

Hospitals account for a large share of the funds Australia spends on the health sector each year. This report is the result of innovative work by the National Health Performance Authority that for the first time allows meaningful comparisons of the relative efficiency of Australia’s largest public hospitals using two measures: Comparable Cost of Care and Cost per National Weighted Activity Unit (NWAU).

Hospital Performance: Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in 2013–14, In Focus

Released 9 April 2015

Australia’s major public hospitals have recorded the lion’s share of a marked fall in healthcare-associated ‘Golden Staph’ bloodstream infections. The number of these potentially deadly infections fell by 103, from 1,724 in 2012–13 to 1,621 in 2013–14. The report shows major public hospitals reported 88 fewer cases in 2013–14 compared to the previous year.

Data revision

Note: Since publication in April 2015, some figures have been revised following updates to methods and revised information from states and territories.

Hospital Performance: Cancer surgery waiting times in public hospitals in 2012–13

Released 2 October 2014

A comparison of waiting times for malignant bowel, breast and lung cancer surgery at public hospitals found that the vast majority had their surgery within 30 days, but 1,028 patients waited longer than 30 days.

Hospital Performance: Time patients spent in emergency departments in 2012 and 2013, Update

Released 29 May 2014

Compare the percentage of patients leaving emergency departments within four hours of arrival across major and large hospitals. City hospitals show some big improvements in the percentages of patients who leave emergency departments within four hours.

Data revision

Note: Since publication in May 2014, some figures have been revised following updates to methods and revised information from states and territories. The most up-to-date results for each hospital are available on the hospital results pages.

Hospital Performance: Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in 2012–13, In Focus

Released 13 March 2014

At major hospitals with more patients at risk of infection, reported cases were more than six times higher in the hospital with the highest rate compared to the hospital with the lowest rate.

Data revision

Note: Since publication in March 2014, some figures have been revised following updates to methods and revised information from states and territories.

Data release: Hand hygiene

Released 31 January 2014

‘Hand hygiene’ is a measure of the extent to which doctors and nurses clean their hands between patients, either by washing in soap and water or by using other products such as disinfectant gels.

Hospital Performance: Cancer surgery waiting times in public hospitals in 2011–12

Released 28 November 2013

The first hospital-by-hospital comparison of waiting times for breast, bowel and lung cancer surgery finds 1,090 patients waited longer than 30 days for surgery.

Hospital Performance: Length of stay in public hospitals in 2011–12

Released 7 November 2013

The time patients spend in hospital for 16 common conditions or procedures can be up to four times longer at some big city hospitals compared to others.

Data revision

Note: Since publication in November 2013, some figures have been revised following revised information from states and territories. The most up-to-date results for each hospital are available on the hospital results pages.

Hospital Performance: Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in 2011–12

Released 23 May 2013

Australia’s biggest public hospitals account for a disproportionate share of reported bloodstream infections caused by the potentially deadly bacterium Staphylococcus aureus that patients sometimes develop while receiving hospital care.

Data revision

Note: Since publication in May 2013, some figures have been revised following updates to methods and revised information from states and territories.

Hospital Performance: Time patients spent in emergency departments in 2011–12

Released 14 December 2012

Shows large variations between hospitals in the percentage of patients who leave emergency departments within the four-hour timeframe agreed by Australian governments.

Data revision

Note: Since publication in December 2012, some figures have been revised following updates to methods and revised information from states and territories. The most up-to-date results for each hospital are available on the hospital results pages.