Healthcare 2010-11 : comparing performance across Australia : report to the Council of Australian Governments /Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. COAG Reform Council 2012Description: xl, 139 p. : illISBN: 1921706341; 9781921706349Other title: Health care 2010-11Subject(s): Medical Policy Economic Aspects | Medical Care, Cost Of Government Policy | Health Services Accessibility | Performance Standards Evaluation | Health Services | Performance IndicatorsOnline Resources: Electronic copy
30 April 2012 PDF is of full report only Chairman: Paul McClintock. Includes bibliographical references.
This is the third Reform Council's report assessing progress under COAG?s National Healthcare Agreement. One of the key findings from the report was that while there has been progress in improving hospital care, it?s not consistent across Australia. For example, elective surgery waiting times have improved in a number of jurisdictions, but some of the states with larger populations are lagging. The report also finds that health outcomes are still not equal for all Australians. For example, more people delayed seeing a GP due to cost, and a quarter of people report financial barriers to seeing a dentist.