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The state of our hospitals: Auditor-General drops report

A new Auditor-General report has revealed the toll poor performing hospitals are having on Victoria’s health system and bottom line.

The report, tabled in state parliament today, ranks hospitals based on length of stay, which is a key indicator of efficiency.

WORST PERFORMING HOSPITAL: Mildura Base Hospital (average length of stay 3.8 days)

BEST PERFORMING HOSPITAL: Casey Hospital (2.1 days)

The Auditor-General found that if the worst-performing hospitals were operating as the well as the best:

  • 145,000 bed days could be saved per year (the equivalent of a new, fully operational 396,000-bed hospital)
  • $125 million could be saved

Click play to hear Neil Mitchell break down the report with state politics reporter Lauren Hilbert