Australian Bureau of Statistics
4839.0.55.001 - Health Services: Patient Experiences in Australia, 2009
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/10/2011
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CHILDREN'S VISITS TO HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS
7.1 Main reason child visited emergency department rather than GP (a), by Remoteness
(See Table 7.1 for more detail)
Also in relation to the most recent time a child in the household had been to an emergency department, people were asked whether they thought, at the time, the care could have been provided at a general practice. In over a third of households asked, people thought that it could have been (35%). This belief was lowest in South Australia at 22%, around half the rate of households in Tasmania, ACT, WA and NSW which were all above 40% (see Figure 7.2 below).
7.2 Thought care for child could have been provided at general practice for most recent visit to emergency (a), by State/Territory
(See Table 7.2 for more detail)
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