Why Do Indigenous Australians Have Fewer Hospital Interventions And Poorer Outcomes?

Monday, November 23, 2009

When Indigenous Australians do get to hospital, they have fewer procedures and poorer outcomes than the rest of the population. A forum at Parliament House Canberra, to be held on 24 November 2009, will examine existing data, look at the reasons behind lower intervention rates, and canvass policy options to close this important gap in health outcomes, believed to be a significant contributing factor to the broader life expectancy gap.