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

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Victoria

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 Victorian target for 2012 is 70%.

For peer-grouped hospitals, the percentage of patients departing ED within four hours varied across Victoria, ranging from 93% at Williamstown Hospital in the medium hospitals peer group to 41% at Western Hospital in the major metropolitan hospitals peer group.

Time until most admitted patients (90%) departed ED1

In Victoria’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 7 hours and 28 minutes at Williamstown Hospital in the medium hospitals peer group to 21 hours and 17 minutes at Frankston Hospital in the major metropolitan hospitals peer group.

Figure 6: Percentage of all patients departing ED within four hours of arrival, regional Victoria and the city of Geelong, 2011–12

Map of Victoria 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 (%)
Ballarat 11:16 76
Bendigo 9:42 70
Latrobe Regional 16:32 62
Shepparton 12:32 68
Warrnambool 9:19 69
National peer performance 16:57 63

Large regional hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Albury2 20:14 72
Mildura3 8:02 73
Wangaratta 11:50 75
Warragul 15:21 71
Wodonga 13:40 83
National peer performance 12:24 78

Figure 7: Percentage of all patients departing ED within four hours of arrival, major cities Victoria, 2011–12

Map of the Melbourne 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 (%)
Austin 11:37 54
Box Hill 11:23 49
Casey 11:32 695
Dandenong 16:59 55
Frankston 21:17 47
Geelong 10:35 56
Maroondah 12:01 61
Monash 15:40 61
Royal Melbourne 12:23 52
St Vincent’s 13:05 54
Sunshine 15:44 53
The Alfred 13:41 64
The Northern 15:15 53
Western 18:34 414
National peer performance 14:59 54

Large metropolitan hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Angliss 8:59 69
Mercy Werribee 14:46 66
Sandringham 9:23 73
National peer performance 12:29 67

Medium hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Rosebud 8:21 83
Williamstown 7:28 935
National peer performance 12:15 76

Specialist hospitals1

Hospital Most
admitted

(hr:min)
Departed
within four
hours (%)
Mercy Women’s 9:12 76
Royal Children’s 11:37 70
Royal Women’s 5:18 86
Victorian Eye & Ear 5:14 84

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

2. Albury hospital is a campus of Albury Wodonga Health. It is located in NSW but operates in the Victorian health system.

3. Information about time spent in ED has been affected by patient management system issues at this hospital.

4. Hospital is in the lowest 10% of their peer group nationally.

5. Hospital is in the highest 10% of their peer group nationally.

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

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