COAG Reform Council

Performance reporting and accountability for national reform

Healthcare

National Partnership on Essential Vaccines: Performance report for April 2012-March 2013

This is our fourth report on the National Partnership which aims to deliver cost-effective immunisation programs that help prevent a range of diseases like measles, mumps rubella and polio. We found that all State and Territory governments met at least two of four benchmarks and are eligible for reward payments.

Healthcare 2011-12: Comparing performance across Australia

Our fourth report on the National Healthcare Agreement shows that the overall health of Australians and the quality of our healthcare system is improving. Life expectancy is increasing and rates of smoking, low birthweight babies and infant mortality are all improving. Still, Australia’s health system faces some challenges. We have an increasing chronic disease burden, a growing and ageing population, and rising costs of services and health technologies.

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