Overview

Monitoring the performance of our health system helps to ensure that services delivered in Australia are effective, efficient, appropriate and are achieving good outcomes for patients and the wider community. Reporting of safety and quality aspects also ensure that health care is being delivered in line with current professional knowledge and standards. Together, this kind of information can help policy makers and consumers make informed choices about available services. 

More reports and statistics on health care quality & performance can be found under AHPF Health indicators, MyHospitals and International comparisons

Featured reports

Latest findings

Comparing the March quarter in 2021 to 2020, the largest decline rates were in respiratory medicines and antimicrobials

Over one tenth (12%) of MBS COVID-19 related items were phone and videoconference consults in the year ending March 2021

MBS services and benefits paid increased by 6% and 10% respectively in March 2021 quarter compared to March 2020 quarter

Australia's health performance

The latest on Australia's health and health system performance

Highlights