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

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South Australia

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 South Australian target for 2012 is 67%.

For peer-grouped hospitals, the percentage of all patients departing ED within four hours varied across South Australia, ranging from 75% at Noarlunga Public Hospital in the medium hospitals peer group to 48% at Royal Adelaide Hospital in the major metropolitan hospitals peer group.

Time until most admitted patients (90%) departed ED1

In South Australia’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 10 hours and 55 minutes at Modbury Hospital in the large metropolitan hospitals peer group to 18 hours and 0 minutes at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the major metropolitan hospitals peer group.

Figure 12: Location of peer-grouped hospitals, SA, 2011–12

Map of South Australia shows Adelaide as the reference area to hospital locations and the corresponding percentage of all patients departing the hospital emergency department within four hours of arrival, 2011-12. See Figure 13 is shown.

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.

Figure 13: Percentage of all patients departing ED within four hours of arrival, major cities SA, 2011–12

Map of the Adelaide metro area 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 (%)
Flinders 14:01 51
Lyell McEwin 17:38 50
Royal Adelaide 12:25 48
The Queen Elizabeth 18:00 57
National peer performance 14:59 54

Large metropolitan hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Modbury 10:55 70
National peer performance 12:29 67

Medium hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Noarlunga 13:02 75
National peer performance 12:15 76

Specialist hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Women’s & Children’s 5:35 84

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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