Post-stroke care less likely for Aborigines – study

9 February 2012

INDIGENOUS people who suffer a stroke are less likely to receive life-saving care than non-indigenous people treated in the same hospitals, a national audit has found.

The study found Aborigines aged between 18 and 64, the majority of cases, were three times as likely to die or be dependent when they were discharged from hospital.

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