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Thanks to a favorable tax climate, efficient regulatory policies and world-class research sector for phase I, phase II and phase III activities, EPSI has had a solid presence in Australia since 2006. The popularity of Australia as a destination for clinical trials has exploded in the 21st century. Since 2003 there has been a 10-fold increase in the number of trials (2016 figures). The country's cutting-edge clinical trial diagnostics and advanced monitoring facilities make it ideal for clinical research, especially in the field of oncology.

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Health Expenditure per Capita
(2014, US$)


Source: World Health Organization Global Health Expenditure Database

Life Expectancy at Birth
(2016 est.)







Source: The World Fact Book;
Central Intelligence Agency

Burden of Disease DALYs Causes % of Total DALYs
(2015, all ages/both sexes)

Low back and neck pain (7.73%)

Ischemic heart disease (6.9%)

Depression (4.38%)

Source: Global Burden of Disease Study 2015;
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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