Rebecca Evans, AM for Gower, has welcomed new data on a range of quality of health care measures which show that when compared to the other home nations, Wales is doing as well as the rest of the UK - and in four important areas Wales is ahead of the game. In only one area is Wales below the average.
In its major international review, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that no UK nation was doing consistently better than the others. On the important issue of acute care, Wales is performing similarly to England and better than Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Rebecca Evans said AM: "The information provides us with a useful way of comparing and benchmarking against the other nations of the UK. As the number of indicators that the OECD looks at increases over time, we will get an even better picture of the impact of our policies.
“I am pleased that in some areas - stroke mortality rates, asthma hospital admission, diabetes amputation rates for females and foreign body left during procedure rates - we are performing better than the average. This is to be welcomed. On avoidable admissions, we are performing similarly to England.
"I look forward to exploring more comparative data in future."
There is no single nation which is performing consistently better than the others.
One indicator shows Wales to be above the UK average - Obstetric trauma during vaginal delivery without instrument.