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'Australia'


1990 data. Information is reproduced from the Guide to Health Services of the World, published by the International Hospital Federation, ISBN 0 900590 26 2. Price 16.00.

National Population
17.1m

Birth Rate (per 1000 Population)
14.9

Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
73.3. male 79.6 female

Death Rate (per 1000 population)
7.9 male 6.8 female

Total expenditure on health services in US$
21,218m

Description of Health Service
In Australia, the State and Territory governments are largely responsible for the planning, provision and administration of healthcare services for the population. State/Territory governments also administer registration requirements for health professionals, including doctors and dentists, and licence and regulate private hospitals and private nursing homes.



 
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