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Spatial variation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples access to primary health care

Posted on: 3 August, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 3, July 2015 – September 2015
Related to Diabetes Health services Infants and young children Women

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)
Spatial variation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples access to primary health care
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents the findings of work undertaken to map access to primary health-care services across Australia relative to the distribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It focuses primarily on physical access to Indigenous-specific primary health-care services (ISPHCS) funded by the Australian Government and also takes into account Indigenous people’s access to general practitioners in general, and to hospitals.

The report includes maps and analyses that identify areas where critical service gaps exist for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with respect to their access to primary health care. It also examines the types of services provided by ISPHCS, with a specific focus on maternal health services and diabetes management.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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