Australia’s 'robust primary care system' sets fine example

Global report has Australia ranked at the top

Australia and Germany have the lowest emergency department use on a per capita basis, according to a seven-country comparison of acute unscheduled care.

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The authors of the global report attribute this to “robust primary care systems” in both countries.

The findings show that just 22% of Australians and Germans used emergency departments in the past two years.

This compares with higher use in Canada (41%), the US (39%), Switzerland (32%), the UK (27%) and the Netherlands (24%).

More specifically, the