Comparing health and welfare data between countries helps policy planning and decision making.

Researchers, policymakers and the general public are often interested to see how Australian experiences compare on an international scale.

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Latest findings

Australia had the highest rate of primary care consultations skipped due to costs (14.4 per 100 patients)

Australia recorded the highest percentage of diabetic patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering medication

Australia had the lowest rate of long-term benzodiazepine users (1.9 per 1,000 patients aged 65 and over)

Australia had the highest total volume of antibiotics prescribed for systemic use (27.6DDD per 1,000 population/day)

More reports and statistics on international comparisons can be found under Health care quality & performance.