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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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 was among 22 OECD countries in which 100% of the population was covered by public or private health insurance