Characteristics and residence of First Nations patients and their use of health care services in Saskatchewan, Canada: informing First Nations and Métis health services.

@article{Lafond2017CharacteristicsAR,
  title={Characteristics and residence of First Nations patients and their use of health care services in Saskatchewan, Canada: informing First Nations and M{\'e}tis health services.},
  author={Gabe Lafond and Charlene R A Haver and Valerie McLeod and Sharon Clarke and Beth Horsburgh and Katherine M. McLeod},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2017},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={294-300}
}
RATIONALE In Canada, Aboriginal people, particularly First Nations experience significant health disparities and a lower health status compared with the non-Aboriginal population. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the demographic and clinical characteristics of First Nations patients admitted to hospitals in Saskatchewan, and the acute care services used by First Nations compared with non-First Nations, specifically hospital length of stay. Primary residence of… CONTINUE READING