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

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Introduction

Report period

This report covers the period July 2011 to June 2012, and includes six months before the NEAT target commenced in January 2012. The next six-monthly report will cover July 2012 to December 2012.

Table 1: Hospital peer groups used to compare time spent in ED#

Major metropolitan hospitals Metropolitan hospitals with >20,000 acute casemix-adjusted separations and>20,000 ED presentations per annum.
Major regional hospitals Regional hospitals with >16,000 acute casemix-adjusted separations and >20,000 ED presentations per annum.
Large metropolitan hospitals Metropolitan acute hospitals treating >10,000 acute casemix-adjusted separations and >20,000 ED presentations per annum.
Large regional hospitals Large regional acute hospitals treating >8,000 acute casemix-adjusted separations and >20,000 ED presentations per annum.
Medium hospitals Medium acute hospitals in metropolitan and regional areas treating between 5,000 and 10,000 acute casemix-adjusted separations and >20,000 ED presentations per annum.

# More information on the peer group methodology is available in Technical Supplement: Time patients spent in emergency departments in 2011–12.

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