The Australian Health Care System: Views and Experiences of Adults with Health Problems, Cathy Schoen, Jeanne Lawler, Deirdre Downey et al., May 2003
The Commonwealth Fund 2002 International Health Policy Survey finds that Australians with health problems are at risk for medical errors and care coordination problems. One of four Australian adults with health problems believed a medical mistake or medication error had been made in their care in the past two years. Over half of those reporting an error said it had caused serious health problems. Error rates were also high in the four other countries included in the survey: Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.