Bridging the survival gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: priorities for the road ahead

Brown, Alex (2009) Bridging the survival gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: priorities for the road ahead. Heart Lung and Circulation, 18 2: 96-100. doi:10.1016/j.hlc.2009.01.005


Author Brown, Alex
Title Bridging the survival gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: priorities for the road ahead
Journal name Heart Lung and Circulation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-9506
1444-2892
Publication date 2009-04-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.hlc.2009.01.005
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 18
Issue 2
Start page 96
End page 100
Total pages 5
Place of publication Chatswood, NSW, Australia
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The life-expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians remains one of contemporary Australia's most enduring health divides. The reduction of observed health outcome disparity between population groups based on measures of socioeconomic status, geography, or ethnicity stands as a key target of coordinated societal and health system reform.

CVD remains the principal cause of death among all Australian population groups, including Aboriginal males and females, and is the primary contributor to the 17-year life-expectancy gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

This paper discusses the challenges inherent, from the perspective of broader policy frameworks and health system reform, to reducing disparity between population groups within Australia, and outlines the opportunities for change that could contribute benefit to Aboriginal and mainstream Australians in regards to reducing the burden of CVD and related conditions.

Further, through mapping adverse outcomes to acute cardiac events it seeks to discuss several key targets for reform that may serve to reduce health disparity between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
Keyword Aboriginal
Cardiovascular disease
Disparity
Health services
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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