Who are Australians in 2019?

Press/Media: Expert Comment


A lucky country but work to do on obesity and indigenous health. Australians are among the healthiest people in the world and we have the privilege to be cared for by one of the highest performing, and most accessible, health systems in the world.

There are few countries better than us from a health perspective and most are much worse. If you have a major illness in the USA, bankruptcy or financial hardship is a too frequent side-effect of your treatment. Not so for most of us in the lucky country. However we have plenty to do if we want to keep the global treasure that our national health system is.

Period23 Jan 2019

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