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The Insights Series

Aboriginal people’s experiences of hospital care

Released: 21 July 2021


This report reflects the experiences of care of more than 8,000 Aboriginal people who were admitted to a NSW public hospital from 2014 to 2019, and the experiences of almost 300 Aboriginal women who gave birth in a NSW public hospital in 2019. It draws on the results of the Adult Admitted Patient Survey and Maternity Care Survey.

Using new analyses, the report explores Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people’s experiences of care. For Aboriginal admitted patients, it examines differences in experiences at rural and urban hospitals, and trends over time.

The original artwork in this report was created by Marcus Lee, a proud Aboriginal descendant of the Karajarri people.

Page updated: 20 Jul 2021
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