TITLE

A multilevel analysis on the relationship between neighbourhood poverty and public hospital utilization: is the high Indigenous morbidity avoidable?

PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p737
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a multilevel analysis conducted on examining the relationship between neighbourhood poverty and public hospital utilization. It mentions that estimated life expectancy at birth for Indigenous Australians is 10-11 years less than the general Australian population. It reports that lifting socio-economic indexes for areas (SEIFA) scores for family income and education/occupation was sufficient to overcome the excess hospital utilization among the Indigenous population.
ACCESSION #
67070767

 

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