A new Emergency Department care 2015–16 statistics report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has just been released and states that NSW Emergency Departments have the shortest waiting times despite having the most patients.
Some of the statistics revealed include:
- In 2015–16, there were 7.5 million presentations to emergency departments across Australia
- 63.3% of those presentations departed without being admitted or referred
- Emergency department presentations increased by 3.2% between 2014–15 and 2015–16
- 81% of patients in NSW were seen on time compared to the Australian average of 74%
- 73% of patients spent 4 hours or less in the emergency department
- Triage patients received clinical care within 15 minutes compared to the national average of 19 minutes.
- Other medical cases have been cut by 30 minutes to well below the national average
ED presentations increasing at a much higher rate than hospital resources, funding and staff. The Balancing Performance with Quality In Emergency Departments conference has been designed to address how hospitals can do more with less whilst continuing to improve patient experience.
This conference will focus on:
- Measuring quality and performance using appropriate indicators
- Leveraging data to drive effective clinical decision making
- Focusing on patient needs through increased clinician capability
- Increasing teamwork and collaboration to drive patient-centred care
- Improving whole-of-hospital communication to facilitate patient flow
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