Comparing health and welfare between countries helps policy planning and decision making. Researchers, policymakers and the general public are often interested to see how national experiences compare on an international scale.
More reports and statistics on international comparisons can be found under Health care quality & performance.
Web article |
16 Sep 2021
Web report |
13 Nov 2020
Australia’s life expectancy at birth was 82.8 years—above the OECD average of 80.7 & 7th highest among OECD countries
Australians waited a median 61 days from specialist assessment to treatment by hysterectomy—above OECD average (52 days)
Consumption of alcohol was higher in Australia (9.5 litres per person aged 15+) than the OECD average (8.8)
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