Quality of hospital care for Māori patients in New Zealand: retrospective cross-sectional assessment.

@article{Davis2006QualityOH,
  title={Quality of hospital care for Māori patients in New Zealand: retrospective cross-sectional assessment.},
  author={Peter B Davis and Roy Lay-Yee and Lorna Dyall and Robin Briant and Andrew A Sporle and Deborah R Brunt and Alastair Scott},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={367 9526},
  pages={1920-5}
}
BACKGROUND New Zealand has a substantial indigenous minority--the Māori--that has considerably worse health status than the majority population. We aimed to assess possible disparities in quality of hospital care for Māori with data on preventable adverse events as an indicator of suboptimum treatment. METHODS We undertook a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of admissions to general public hospitals with more than 100 beds providing acute care. A sample of 6579 patients… CONTINUE READING

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