Healthcare Pre-Budget Submission 2018-19

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services accounting for around 10 percent of hospital-based healthcare in Australia. Our members also provide around 30 percent of private hospital care, 5 percent of public hospital care, 12 percent of aged care facilities, and 20 percent of home care and support for the elderly.

Australia has one of the best health systems in the world, repeatedly ranking in the top ten worldwide. The Commonwealth Fund, an independent United States (US) think tank, released a report in July 2017 that ranked Australia’s health system second overall when compared with 11 other high income countries.1 Australia ranked number one when it came to health outcomes, demonstrating the high quality care our system is able to provide.

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