Perils of place – Identifying Hotspots for Health inequality

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Data & Evaluation, Equity, Planning & Evaluation, Policy & Practice, Population Health,

When people end up in hospital for diabetes, tooth decay, or other conditions that should be treatable or manageable out of hospital, it’s a warning sign of system failure. Australia’s health system is consistently failing some communities. Places such as Mount Isa and Palm Island in Queensland, and Broadmeadows and Frankston in Victora, have had appalling rates of potentially preventable hospital admissions for at least a decade read report