Hospital activity data for the last 5 years (FY11/12 - FY15/16)

Roy Elliot made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

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From: Roy Elliot

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Dear Department of Health,

If possible, please treat this as an administrative or informal request. Otherwise, please consider this a request under the FOI Act.

I am trying to understand activity levels in our public health system, specifically in acute HHS hospitals. I have searched online for this data and recent data is not available, nor is there a source where I am able to see trends over a significant time period and compare this for various HHS acute hospitals.

I would like to request the following data for each HHS's in Australia. If this complete data set is not available could I request the data for Queensland (and each individual state, but Queensland is my main focus). I would ideally like this data for a period of the last 5 financial years so I can look at trends.

Emergency Department monthly data by urgency category for the following:
- Number of attendances
- Patients seen within clinically recommended times
- Median waiting time to treatment (in minutes)
- Percentage of patients who did not wait for treatment
- Patients admitted to an inpatient bed
- Patients whose ED stay was within four hours
- Number of patients who left after treatment commenced
- Percentage of patients who left after treatment commenced
- Number of patients who did not wait for treatment

Monthly elective surgery information by urgency category
-Number of patients treated
-Variation in number of patients treated
-Patients treated within the clinically recommended time
-Number of patients waiting
- Number of patients waiting longer than the clinically recommended time – ready for surgery
- Number of patients waiting longer than the clinically recommended time – not ready for surgery
-Patients waiting within the clinically recommended time – ready for surgery

Monthly elective surgery information on patients treated in turn
- Category 2 and 3 patients treated in turn

Monthly elective surgery information by surgical specialty
-Number of patients treated
-Variation in number of patients treated
-Patients treated within the clinically recommended time
-Number of patients waiting
-Number of patients waiting longer than the clinically recommended time – ready for surgery
-Number of patients waiting longer than the clinically recommended time – not ready for surgery
-Patients waiting within the clinically recommended time – ready for surgery

Quarterly elective surgery information by urgency category
-Median waiting time to treatment (days)
-90th percentile waiting time to treatment (days)

Quarterly elective surgery information by surgical specialty
-Median waiting time to treatment (days)
-90th percentile waiting time to treatment (days)

Quarterly hospital activity information
-Patient admissions
-Same day admissions
-Overnight admissions
-Emergency admissions
-Outpatient services
-Babies born

Quarterly information for Specialist Outpatients
-Patients waiting for an initial service event in a specialist outpatient clinic (non-surgical & surgical)
-% Patients waiting within the clinically recommended time (by clinic specialty)

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Roy Elliot

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Department of Health

Dear Mr Elliot

In relation to your following request, the information you are seeking may be collected by State and Territory Departments of Health as they have oversight of public hospitals. You may wish to contact the respective health departments to seek access to this information.

Kind regards
FOI Officer

Ministerial, Parliamentary, Executive Support and Governance Branch
People, Capability and Communication Division
Australian Government Department of Health
T: (02) 6289 1666 | E: [Health request email]

PO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

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From: Roy Elliot

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Dear FOI Officer,

Thank you for your response. I will contact each respective authority.

Yours sincerely,

Roy Elliot

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