This report provides national and primary health network level information on Australian adults’* experiences with the health care system. Good patient experiences are an important component of quality health care, along with clinical effectiveness and patient safety.
More than 20 self-reported measures are included, such as information on health status, how many times people visited GPs, if they saw a dentist or other health practitioner, whether their GP listened to them and if they delayed filling a prescription due to cost.
While most Australians rate their health positively, their experiences with the health care system can vary depending on age, sex and where they live.
* Australians aged 15 and over