in health putea, new data report confirms
A report released in the New Zealand Medical Journal confirms what Māori health providers and social services organisations have long been saying: Māori were undercounted by the Ministry of Health, thereby under-resourced in the health sector - and justifies their decision to take and beat the ministry in court.
The NZMJ report outlines that Māori who had not been to a GP were not included in vaccination targets.
“We need better leadership, co-ordination and accountability to improve ethnicity data in health. The recent health system reforms are an opportunity to achieve this,” the report says.