The less people are physically near each other, the lower the rate of transmission of coronavirus. That’s why ‘social distancing’ – or more accurately, spatial distancing – is a key strategy to slow the spread of the virus.
The impact of the new measures by the Australian Government will take time to show up in official COVID-19 cases. It’s a step in the right direction, but we are unlikely to see the flow-through to lower case numbers for another week.
There is no good news for private health insurers in the quarterly health Insurance statistics released today.
The private health insurance industry likes to warn Australians of a doomsday scenario. Don’t believe it.
‘Deaths of despair’ are rising in Australia, particularly among middle-aged men.
About 65,000 fewer Australians had health insurance in December 2018 compared to December 2017.
Australia has an extensive dental care subsidy scheme for children, but not many families use it. What can be done about this?
Average health outcomes are very good in Australia, but the average hides some shocking differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Australian life expectancy is one of the highest in the world. Other measures tell a similar story.
We take a data-driven approach to figuring out which countries are most similar to Australia.