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Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second national report 2016

Posted on: 5 December, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 4, October 2016 – December 2016
Related to Deaths Cardiovascular health Hospitalisation Remote Rural Overweight and obesity Physical activity Tobacco use

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)
Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second national report 2016
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Better Cardiac Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People project aims to reduce mortality and morbidity from cardiac conditions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by increasing access to services, better managing risk factors and treatment, and improving care coordination.

A set of 21 measures were developed to monitor the success of the project. This report, the second national report, includes information for 11 measures for which updated data were available. In addition to the findings, a description of the full measure and why it is important is included. In some cases, only partial reporting of the agreed measure is possible. In these cases, information is provided on how the reported and agreed measures differ. Each measure also includes a brief section which highlights key points to note when interpreting the results.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract