Reports indicate that changes are needed to close the gap for Indigenous health

Lesley M Russell
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (11): 737-738. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11127

Major changes in health services are needed to redress health disparities

Two recently released reports from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) make it clear that there must be major changes in the way health services for Indigenous Australians are delivered and funded if we are to improve Indigenous health and health care and ensure real returns on the substantial investments that are being made.1,2

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  • Lesley M Russell

  • Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.


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