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Substantial Variation in Healthcare – Australia Too Much Like USA

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released the first Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, illuminating variation in health care provision across Australia.

The atlas presents a clear picture of substantial variation in healthcare use across Australia, across areas such as antibiotic prescribing, surgical, mental health and diagnostic services.

We here in the United States have been distressed by these sorts of variations for at least the past 20 years they have been represented in the Dartmouth Atlas.

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