Access to Indigenous Health Services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Indigenous Australians) typically die at much younger ages than other Australians and are more likely to experience disability and reduced quality of life because of ill health. One important contributor to health and wellbeing is access to health services. This paper examines Indigenous Australians’ use of a range of health services, including those that …

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Contribution of Chronic Disease to the Mortality Gap

Chronic diseases are major contributors to the mortality gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians. About 80% of the mortality gap for people aged 35 to 74 years is due to chronic diseases, measured in terms of potential years of life lost. The major contributors are heart diseases, diabetes, liver diseases, chronic lower respiratory disease, cerebrovascular diseases …

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