Overview

Comparing health and welfare data between countries helps policy planning and decision making.

Researchers, policymakers and the general public are often interested to see how Australian experiences compare on an international scale.

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Latest findings

Australia and Korea had the highest 5-year net survival rates for rectal cancer (71%)

Australia had the lowest rate of chronic benzodiazepine users (2.5 per 1,000 older adults)

Australia had the highest rate of DVT after hip and knee replacement discharges (809 per 100,000 hospital discharges)

Australia had the third lowest AMI in-hospital mortality rate (3.2 per 100 separations)

Australia had the highest rate of PE after hip and knee replacement discharges (523 per 100,000 hospital discharges)

Australia had the second highest 5-year net survival rate for breast cancer (90%)

More reports and statistics on international comparisons can be found under Health care quality & performance.