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Patient Perspectives: Hospital care for Aboriginal people

Posted on: 15 August, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 3, July 2016 – September 2016
Related to Hospitalisation Research New South Wales

Bureau of Health Information (2016)
Patient Perspectives: Hospital care for Aboriginal people
Sydney: Bureau of Health Information

This report provides system-wide and detailed information about Aboriginal patients’ experiences of hospital care in New South Wales (NSW). It summarises the responses of 2,682 Aboriginal people who completed the NSW Adult Admitted Patient Survey in 2014, following discharge from a public hospital.

The report compares results between Aboriginal patients and non-Aboriginal patients, as well as between Aboriginal groups across the state. In general, survey questions about directly observable elements of care such as physical environment and comfort, safety and hygiene were answered similarly by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients. In contrast, for questions that focused on interpersonal or relational aspects of care – such as respectfulness of staff and delivery of comprehensive and whole-person care – there were marked differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients’ responses. The report was produced by the NSW Bureau of Health Information (BHI).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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