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Emergency department care 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics

In 2015–16: – There were about 7.5 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 the emergency department, and 49% of these were admitted within 4 hours.