Are Maori under-served for cardiac interventions?

  title={Are Maori under-served for cardiac interventions?},
  author={Ian M. Westbrooke and Joanne Baxter and James Hogan},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  volume={114 1143},
AIMS To examine hospitalisation rates for selected heart-disease-related diagnoses by age, gender, ethnicity and deprivation. METHODS Four years' data on publicly-funded hospital discharges for: (i) heart failure and (ii) cardiac interventions were cross-classified by age group, gender, ethnicity (Maori/non-Maori) and deprivation (NZDep96). Population hospitalisation rates were calculated and displayed in multi-dimensional trellis graphs. RESULTS The graphs show patterns of hospitalisation… CONTINUE READING

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