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Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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Tabled paper 1279

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

Date

2011-05-03

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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.

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English

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Tabled papers

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

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/277286

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/424039

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136 Department of Health Admitted Patient Services Provision of timely and appropriate admitted patient services. Key Deliverables1 2010-11 Budget 2010-11 Estimate 2011-12 Budget Separations2 112 500 114 400 117 500 same-day separations (excluding haemodialysis) 18 600 19 600 19 800 overnight separations (excluding haemodialysis) 46 800 46 800 49 200 haemodialysis separations 47 100 48 000 48 500 weighted separations3 74 000 71 200 71 900 Average length of stay4 5.6 5.4 5.4 Interstate patient travel 3 300 3 300 3 500 Intrastate patient travel 23 100 23 100 24 200 Elective surgery waiting list admissions5 7 700 7 000 7 100 Emergency admissions 33 200 36 300 36 700 Elective surgery waiting times: Category1: admission within 30days 88% 88% 88% Category2: admission within 90days 70% 70% 70% 1 Due to remoteness, the dispersed population and absence of alternative health care providers, Northern 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 Northern 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. 5 The reduction in the estimate for 2010-11 is caused by a change in data collection rules to ensure it is consistent with national reporting and redevelopment of the operating theatre suite at Alice Springs Hospital scheduled in 2011-12. NonAdmitted Patient Services Provision of non-admitted accident and emergency services and access to specialist clinics. Key Deliverables1 2010-11 Budget 2010-11 Estimate 2011-12 Budget Non-admitted specialist clinic occasions of service2 195 000 163 100 164 800 Emergency department attendances3 134 900 134 900 139 500 Emergency department waiting times: Category1: resuscitation attended to immediately 100% 100% 100% Category2: emergency attended to within 10minutes 70% 70% 70% Category3: urgent attended to within 30minutes 70% 70% 70% Category4: semi-urgent attended to within 60minutes 60% 60% 60% Category5: non-urgent attended to within 120minutes 85% 85% 85% 1 Due to remoteness, the dispersed population and absence of alternative health care providers, Northern 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. The reduction in the estimate for 2010-11 is due to changes in counting rules to ensure consistency with national reporting. 3 Number of patients presenting at an emergency department who are registered and triaged (clinically assessed).