Patients weigh in on GPs, dentists, private health insurance, healthcare costs and more MELBOURNE and PERTH, Australia, March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a once-in-a-century pandemic still lingering one year on, Australians have given a vote of confidence to the Australian healthcare system with 65.5% rating it a score of 8 or above out of 10 in a new report, produced by the Australian Patients Association and HealthEngine, capturing the mood of Australian patients.The first Australian Healthcare Index report seeks to elevate patient perspectives and experiences on overall healthcare in Australia, based on responses from over 8000 adults. Produced by the Australian Patients Association and HealthEngine, the report captures learnings from patients on the public and private healthcare ecosystem including primary care, private health insurance (PHI), emergency departments, elective surgery, prescription medicine and more. Designed to provide a pulse check on healthcare in Australia, key findings include:
Available at AustralianHealthcareIndex.com.au, this new report shares the perspective of more than 8000 Australians on healthcare. It's produced by the Australian Patients Association and HealthEngine.
- Patients rated Australian Healthcare 7.8 out of 10
- Patients are more likely to recommend their GPs than their dentist to friends and colleagues
- While 55.1% of respondents have Private Health Insurance, the majority are not recommending their PHI and many feel it costs too much
- 36.6% think prescription medicine is too expensive
- Nearly 95% embrace the intersection of healthcare and tech with the use of and interest in telehealth, health apps, online booking, e-scripts and more
By PR Newswire