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Emergency department care 2014–15: Australian hospital statistics

In 2014–15: there were almost 7.4 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments; 74% of patients received treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage) category; 73% of patients spent 4 hours or less in the emergency department; 2.2 million patients were admitted to hospital from emergency department, and 47% of these were admitted within 4 hours.

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