Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Primary Health Care Report

The first national results of the National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care has been released.
The report ‘captures data from over 200 primary health care organisations that receive funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to provide services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It presents data for 19 ‘process of care’ and ‘health outcomes’ indicators which focus on theprevention and management of chronic disease and maternal and child health. The report shows improvements against most of the ‘process of care’ indicators. It also shows organisations that perform better are spread across different geographic and service delivery environments.’ Examples include’ nationally, 58% of Indigenous babies born in the previous year had their birthweights recorded at a primary health-care organisation as at June 2013. The proportion of Indigenous babies born of low birthweight at these organisations were similar to those recorded nationally.’

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