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

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Australian Capital Territory

Time in ED from arrival to departure 2011–12

Percentage of all patients departing ED within four hours of arrival1

The national target for 2015 is 90% of all patients depart ED within four hours of arrival. The Australian Capital Territory target for 2012 is 64%.

For peer-grouped hospitals, the percentage of patients departing ED within four hours varied between the two reported hospitals in the Australian Capital Territory, ranging from 63% at Calvary Public Hospital in the major metropolitan hospitals peer group to 54% at The Canberra Hospital in the same peer group.

Time until most admitted patients (90%) departed ED1

In the Australian Capital Territory’s peer-grouped hospitals, the period of time until most admitted patients (90%) departed ED for admission to a ward in the same hospital ranged from 13 hours and 49 minutes at Calvary Public Hospital in the major metropolitan hospitals peer group to 14 hours and 17 minutes at The Canberra Hospital in the same peer group.

Figure 15: Percentage of all patients departing ED within four hours of arrival, ACT, 2011–12

Map of the Australian Capital Territory marked with hospital locations and the corresponding percentage of all patients departing the hospital emergency department within four hours of arrival, 2011-12.

Legend describing the map data points in terms of presentation (size from 10,000 to 70,000 and above) and performance (highest and lowest 10% of peer group nationally) via data point size and colour respectively.

Major metropolitan hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Calvary Public 13:49 63
Canberra 14:17 54
National peer performance 14:59 54

1. For more information on measures and peer groups see About the data.

Source: National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database 2011–12, data extracted 5 November 2012.

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