The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released its latest report on the use of emergency departments for lower urgency care for 2015–16 to 2017–18. The report shows about 1 in 3 emergency department presentations were for lower urgency care in 2017-18 and after-hours lower urgency presentations fell by 3.4% (from 58 to 56 per 1,000 people) over the 3 years.
- Use of emergency departments for lower urgency care: 2015–16 to 2017–18. AIHW. 10 July 2019