Elective surgery waiting times 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics

Elective surgery waiting times 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics

In 2015-16: about 712, 000 patients were admitted to Australian public hospitals from elective surgery waiting lists; 50% of patients were admitted within 37 days, and 90% within 260 days; about 2.0% of patients had waited more than a year for their surgery, an improvement compared with 2.7% in 2011–12. ISSN 2205-5096 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-76054-050-0; Cat. no. HSE 183; 86pp.; $14 Full publication Publication table of contents Preliminary material Title and verso pages Foreword Contents Acknowledgments Abbreviations Symbols Summary Body section 1 Introduction 1.1 What’s in this report? 1.2 What…

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Motorists could face 10c per litre price increase if OPEC deal holds

Motorists could face 10c per litre price increase if OPEC deal holds

Updated December 01, 2016 00:13:27 Australian motorists are being warned tonight of the possibility of a 10 cents per litre increase in the price of petrol in coming weeks. For the first time since 2008, OPEC, the international oil production cartel, could be about to strike a deal to cut oil output, which may boost prices. The cartel meets in just a few hours in Vienna to hammer out a deal. Evan Lucas, a market strategist with financial services firm IG, said there is a 30 per cent chance OPEC…

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House prices tick higher but unit values fall

House prices tick higher but unit values fall

Updated December 01, 2016 10:01:13 Capital city home prices continued to rise in November, but the increase was driven by detached houses with apartment values falling, according to a key private index. CoreLogic data show that November’s 0.2 per cent gain in home values across Australia’s capital cities was driven by a 0.2 per cent rise in house prices, while unit values fell 0.1 per cent. The monthly decline in unit prices was driven almost entirely by Melbourne, where values dropped 3.2 per cent over the month. Melbourne units have…

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Colombia plane crash: Jet may have run out of fuel

Colombia plane crash: Jet may have run out of fuel

The lack of apparent fire damage among the wreckage of the British Aerospace Avro RJ85 is pointing investigators to consider fuel starvation as one of the contributing factors to Monday’s crash, a person familiar with the early inquiry said. Fuel starvation occurs when fuel is cut off from the engines, causing them to stop running. It can be caused by a number of factors including a fuel leak, internal icing, failure of the fuel pumps or gauges, or crew error. Alfredo Bocanegra, director of the Colombia Civil Aviation Authority, said…

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Man dies after car hits pedestrians

Man dies after car hits pedestrians

AN ELDERLY man has died in hospital after being struck by a car in Melbourne’s east on Wednesday afternoon. Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman Lisa Hind said paramedics were called to the incident, where a car hit the man and a boy, at the corner of Springvale Rd and Springfield Rd at 4.50pm. Victoria Police spokesman Alistair Parsons said the 66-year-old man was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he later died. The driver of the car, a 40-year-old woman from Doncaster East, was not hurt and stopped to render assistance….

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