A data from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Health Expenditure Database and the World Health Statistics report for Healthy Life Expectancy explains the state of health in Australia and Oceania. Governments fund the majority of spending (67%) through Medicare and other programs. Medicare is available to all Australian citizens and permanent residents.
It describes three key measures of health in each country such as:
1. healthy life expectancy at birth,
2. current health expenditure (CHE) per capita,
3. current health expenditure (CHE) as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP).
The top three Australian/Oceania Countries by healthy life expectancy is given as follows:
1. Australia - 73 years,
2. New Zealand - 72.8 years,
3. Samoa - 66 years.
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