Overview

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.

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Latest findings

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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