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

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)

Australia had the second highest rate of obese men across OECD countries (32%), behind the United States (38%)

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