Sunday, December 12, 2010

MyHospitals Web Site

It took me some time to find the Australian Government's new MyHospitals web site. You see there are a number of web sites with that or similar names around the world. Having found it, I don't know what it all actually means in terms of its stated role:  

MyHospitals is an Australian Government initiative to inform the community about hospitals by making it easier for people to access information about how individual hospitals are performing.

On this website you’ll find information about bed numbers, patient admissions and hospital accreditation, as well as the types of specialised services each hospital provides. The website also provides comparisons to national public hospital performance statistics on waiting times for elective surgery and emergency department care, where data are available.

The data is 08-09, with some comparative data for the previous year. So it's quite old. It's also a bit difficult to know what the numbers actually mean. I will have to did around a bit before I can get a real feel.

No comments: