AMA: Hospital crisis imminent

Workforce

The AMA’s latest snapshot of the performance of Australia’s public hospitals points to an imminent crisis as the effects of federal funding cuts make it harder for hospitals to meet growing patient demand and to reach significant performance benchmarks.

Fewer cases of golden staph in public hospitals

Hospitals

Both the number of cases and the rates of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) – or 'golden staph' – have fallen in Australian public hospitals, according to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Most emergency department patients seen on time

The majority (74%) of emergency department patients are seen 'on time' for their urgency (triage) category, with this proportion ranging from 59% in the Australian Capital Territory to 81% in New South Wales, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

AMA: Hospital crisis imminent

Workforce

The AMA’s latest snapshot of the performance of Australia’s public hospitals points to an imminent crisis as the effects of federal funding cuts make it harder for hospitals to meet ... read more

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