1307.8 - Australian Capital Territory in Focus, 2007  
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SERIOUS INJURIES

During 2005-06, emergency departments in the ACT treated 99,600 people, an increase of 6% from 2004-05, when 93,700 people were treated. Over the same period, there was a 21% decrease in the demand for Resuscitation treatment, an 18% decrease in the demand for Non-urgent treatment, and a 9% decrease for Emergency treatment. The demand for Urgent treatment rose by 17%, and the demand for Semi-urgent treatment rose by 12%.

7.10 Public hospital emergency department presentation, ACT

Resuscitate(a)
Emergency(b)
Urgent(c)
Semi-urgent(d)
Non-urgent(e)
Total
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

2000-01
812
3 025
19 181
36 550
33 169
92 737
2001-02
1 000
3 638
18 918
35 055
36 514
95 126
2002-03
1 021
3 831
19 709
35 261
36 326
96 148
2003-04
1 073
6 802
22 207
39 573
26 998
96 653
2004-05
1 045
6 976
26 599
43 316
15 774
93 710
2005-06
827
6 383
31 186
48 336
12 884
99 616

(a) Resuscitation - treatment required immediately.
(b) Emergency - treatment is required within 10 minutes.
(c) Urgent - treatment is required within 30 minutes.
(d) Semi-urgent - treatment is required within 60 minutes.
(e) Non-urgent - treatment is required within 120 minutes.
ACT Health, Annual Report 2005-2006.


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