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9 May 2021 9:28
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Institutional racism in hospitals may be contributing to the deaths of young Maori

    Institutional racism in hospitals may be contributing to the deaths of young Maori


    A report reveals Maori aged 15 to 18 years old are three times more likely to die following major trauma.

    The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee also found Maori are 37 per cent less likely to receive a CT scan than non-Maori.

    Spokesman Doctor Dick Ongley says they're now demanding DHBs review all cases of major trauma resulting in hospitalisation.

    He says we need to follow their journey right from the time they interacted with hospital services, and the care they received.

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