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Table 1 ED presentations and increases in case study hospitals, 2009–2012

From: New Zealand’s emergency department target – did it reduce ED length of stay, and if so, how and when?

  District population size (2013) % District population growth 2006–13a No. of ED presentations and annual percentage increase 2009–2012
2009 2010 % Increase 2009–10 2011 % Increase 2010–11 2012 % Increase 2011–12
Hospital 1 100–200,000 2.32% 35,608 37,503 5.32% 38,221 1.91% 38,556 0.88%
Hospital 2 >400,000 8.36% 87,706 93,804 6.95% 98,103 4.58% 101,457 3.42%
Hospital 3 200–400,000 5.93% 54,233 58,157 7.24% 62,933 8.21% 66,680 5.95%
Hospital 4 >400,000 9.12% 52,645 56,159 6.67% 59,756 6.41% 62,120 3.96%
Total N/A 7.40% 230,192 245,623 6.70%2 259,013 5.45%2 268,813 3.78%2
  1. aStatistics New Zealand: http://m.stats.govt.nz/Census/2013-census/data-tables/dhb-tables.aspx
  2. bWeighted % increase across the four hospital sites