National Health Performance Authority report released

Thursday, 20 June 2013

The National Health Performance Authority report released on 20 June 2013 finds health experiences vary greatly across local populations within the new 61 Medicare Locals set up around Australia.

The report, Healthy Communities: Australians’ experiences with access to health care in 2011–12 can be found on the NRHPA website at www.nhpa.gov.au

The proportion of people with self-reported long-term health conditions is used as a measure of health need of the local population, but has little bearing on their access to health services.

A new national website – myhealthycommunities.gov.au – lets people see health information for their local area and compare it with other similar areas across Australia.