Health performance measures help us to ensure that services delivered in Australia are effective, 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 consumers make informed choices about available services.
More reports and statistics on health care quality & performance can be found under Hospitals and International comparisons.
of all children aged 5 were immunised in 2015–16, with rates ranging from 84% to 98% across local areas
cases of the ’golden staph’ bloodstream infection per 10,000 days of patient care were recorded in Australian public hospitals in 2015–16
of patients were seen within the recommended time in public hospital emergency departments in 2015–16
An AIHW satellite site
of all hospitalisations in 2015–16 were thought to be potentially preventable
The second Australian atlas of healthcare variation 2017
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