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Data Updated on MyHospitals Website

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released two new web updates to the MyHospitals Website:

1. MyHospitals: Time spent in emergency departments in 2017-18
This MyHospitals web update presents emergency department information for 286 Australian public hospitals in 2017–18. Results include emergency department waiting times and the percentage of patients leaving the emergency department within four hours. The accompanying interactive data tool can be used to see how public hospitals compare against other similar hospitals for a range of measures, including waiting times and the percentage of patients departing emergency departments within four hours.

2. My Hospitals: Waiting times for elective surgery in 2017-18
This MyHospitals web update presents information on elective surgery waiting times by urgency category for 261 Australian public hospitals in 2017–18. Information on waiting times is also available by the specialty of surgeons performing elective surgery and for selected procedures.

MyHospitals provides nationally consistent and comparable performance information for public and private hospitals in Australia. The site allows users to view the performance of more than 1,000 public and private hospitals against indicators such as waiting times in emergency departments or for some types of surgery, rates of bloodstream infections acquired in hospital, the length of time patients spend in hospital after being admitted for various conditions or procedures, and other indicators.

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