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released: 5 May 2011 author: AIHW media release

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 provide preventive, primary and community health, hospital or specialised care.

ISBN 978-1-74249-143-1; Cat. no. IHW 46; 34pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso title
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Preventive health services
      • Primary and community health services
      • Hospital services
      • Specialised services
  • Body content
    • Introduction
    • Preventive health services
      • Immunisation
      • Screening activities, health checks and assessments
    • Primary care and community health services
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services
      • General practice services
      • Potentially preventable hospitalisations
    • Hospital services
      • Admitted patients
        • Procedures
        • Elective surgery
      • Emergency departments
    • Specialised services
      • Specialist services
      • Antenatal care
      • Mental health services
        • Community mental health care
        • Admitted patient mental health care
        • Residential mental health care
        • Mental health services in prison
      • Drug and alcohol services
        • Alcohol and other drug treatment services
        • Pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence
        • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander substance use services
      • Hearing services
  • End matter
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Access to health and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Cat. no. IHW 46. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737418966>.

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