The National Health Performance Authority recently released a report on the time patients spent in emergency departments at 112 of Australia’s major and large hospitals. The report transparently details each hospital’s performance against the 4 hour National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) between 2012 and 2013.
After analysing the data we could clearly identify the best performing States and Territory’s against the NEAT, with WA coming up trumps; seeing an average of 76% of patients within 4 hours of arrival. Meaning it is the best place to be in a medical emergency.
We also looked at Australia’s most progressive hospitals against the NEAT, with Princess Alexandra Hospital in Queensland coming out as no.1 after achieving the huge rise in performance of 19% between 2012 and 2013.
Looking at these two areas of past analysis I thought it would be worthwhile to analyse correlations of top performers across both areas.
The results clearly show that Queensland is not only one of the top performing State’s against the NEAT but they are continuing to implement strategies to progress improvement. Good on you Queensland for taking the lead!
We will be showcasing case studies from some of the top performing and most progressive hospitals at are upcoming Timely Access to Emergency Departments conference, come join in the discussion!