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Evaluation of the Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney Antenatal Program

Posted on: 31 August, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 3, July 2015 – September 2015
Related to Cultural ways Health services Infants and young children Women Tobacco use New South Wales

Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney (2015)
Evaluation of the Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney Antenatal Program
Sydney: Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney

This report is the first major evaluation of the Aboriginal Medical Services West Sydney (AMSWS) antenatal program since the original one was released in 1998. The report includes a review about the antenatal services in Aboriginal community controlled health services and a comprehensive analysis of five data sets, including:

  • a case file audit of AMSWA antenatal patients
  • a survey of patients
  • comprehensive data from the previous (1998) report
  • general population statistics from New South Wales (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population data)
  • general population data.

Comparative analysis of the five data sets offers insight into the complex reality of the AMSWS antenatal program. On some parameters, improvement can be traced from the first evaluation to this current one, as well as better outcomes compared with the general Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of NSW.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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