The OECD has this week released a report<http://crrmh.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0d60c245b35213c2c03262115&id=1eefcdfd29&e=4bcd6bc9fa> of their evaluation of the quality of Australian health care. The bad news is that compared to other countries with a similar federal system, the Australian health care system is particularly complex. Responsibilities are split between federal and state governments and according to the OECD, this has led to a system that is fragmented and difficult for patients to navigate.
It's complicated. The OECD details problems with Australia's health care system.