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

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p737
Academic Journal
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.


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