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

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Latest findings

The pandemic had minimal impact on total script volumes, with a 2% growth in the year ending Sep 2021 compared to 2020

MBS services and benefits paid increased by 13% and 6% respectively in Sep quarter 2021 compared to Sep quarter 2020

Jun to Sep quarters 2021, GP consults up 9% (suitability for COVID vaccine +194%, microbiology tests on referral +72%)

Supply issues for arthritis medication tocilizumab didn't occur, with 2% growth in the Sep 2021 quarter compared to 2020

MBS services via telehealth (phone and video conferencing) increased by 51% from Jun quarter to Sep quarter in 2021

Comparing the Sep quarter in 2021 to 2020, the medicine group with the largest script increase was anti-infectives (7%)

Australia's health performance

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