This update provides the latest local-level information on people’s experiences with the health care system.

Results are presented for Primary Health Network (PHN) areas across Australia, providing local-level findings from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Patient Experience Survey 2016–17. Results are also included from the same surveys conducted in 2013–14, 2014–15 and 2015–16.

This report was first published on the MyHealthyCommunities website.

  • Cat. no: WEB 215
Findings from this report:
  • In 2015–16, 19% of Australian adults did not see or delayed seeing a dentist, hygienist or dental specialist due to cost

  • Nationally, 87% of Australians rated their health as Excellent, Very good or Good in 2015–16

  • In 2015–16, 8% of Australian adults delayed or avoided filling a prescription due to cost