Study highlights healthcare failings - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | this curious life |
A landmark study has found serious shortfalls in the standard of healthcare for patients visiting GPs and local hospitals.


"The proportion of best practice care across these 22 conditions to Australian patients is 57 per cent; a little over half the care delivered is best practice in line with international and national evidence," he said.

Professor Braithwaite says the quality of care received by the remaining 43 per cent of patients varied significantly.

"Some care would be just a little bit out of date, maybe you're getting version two of a drug, not version three, and some care that really isn't what we would like, it's below standard," he said.