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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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Title

Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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Tabled paper 1785

Collection

Tabled papers for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2012-05-01

Description

Tabled By Delia Lawrie

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/277295

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/424028

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143 Department of Health Admitted Patient Services Provision of timely and appropriate admitted patient services. Key Deliverables1 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Separations2 117 500 119 800 119 850 same-day separations (excluding haemodialysis) 19 800 21 550 21 550 overnight separations (excluding haemodialysis) 49 200 50 250 50 300 haemodialysis separations 48 500 48 000 48 000 weighted separations3 71 900 72 200 72 750 Average length of stay4 5.4 5.4 5.4 Interstate patient travel 3 500 3 500 3 600 Intrastate patient travel 24 200 24 600 24 700 Elective surgery waiting list admissions 7 100 7 700 7 200 Emergency admissions 36 700 37 100 37 400 Elective surgery waiting times: Category1: admission within 30days 88% 84% 88% Category2: admission within 90days 70% 70% 70% 1 Due to remoteness, the dispersed population and absence of alternative health care providers, Territory public hospitals fill numerous non-acute care service gaps in the community. A number of the measures in the table are therefore not directly comparable with other jurisdictions. 2 The number of admitted patients who have separated from a Territory hospital. 3 A weighted separation is a measure of the complexity of a hospital separation using average weight for episodes that have the same diagnosis and treatment. Cost weights from the National Hospital Cost Data Collection have been applied. 4 The average number of days in hospital for patients who stay at least one night. Non-Admitted Patient Services Provision of non-admitted accident and emergency services and access to specialist clinics. Key Deliverables1 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Non-admitted specialist clinic occasions of service2 164 800 175 000 168 100 Emergency department attendances3 139 500 145 100 142 300 Emergency department waiting times: Category1: resuscitation attended to immediately 100% 100% 100% Category2: emergency attended to within 10minutes 70% 64% 70% Category3: urgent attended to within 30minutes 70% 50% 70% Category4: semi-urgent attended to within 60minutes 60% 52% 60% Category5: non-urgent attended to within 120minutes 85% 90% 85% 1 Due to remoteness, the dispersed population and absence of alternative health care providers, Territory public hospitals fill numerous non-acute care service gaps in the community. Anumber of these measures are therefore not directly comparable with other jurisdictions. 2 Number of specialist consultations for non-admitted patients. 3 Number of patients presenting at an emergency department who are registered and triaged (clinically assessed).


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