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

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Tasmania

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 Tasmanian target for 2012 is 72%.

For peer-grouped hospitals, the percentage of patients departing ED within four hours varied across Tasmania, ranging from 81% at North West Regional Hospital in the large regional hospitals peer group to 56% at Royal Hobart Hospital in the major regional hospitals peer group.

Time until most admitted patients (90%) departed ED1

In Tasmania’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 0 minutes at North West Regional Hospital in the large regional hospitals peer group to 27 hours and 59 minutes at Launceston General Hospital in the major regional hospitals peer group.

Figure 14: Percentage of all patients departing ED within four hours of arrival, Tasmania, 2011–12

Map of Tasmania 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 regional hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Launceston 27:59 62
Royal Hobart 13:28 56
National peer performance 16:57 63

Large regional hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
North West Regional 10:00 81
National peer performance 12:24 78

Medium hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Mersey 11:00 79
National peer performance 12:15 76

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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