High-quality primary health care can contribute to improved health and wellbeing by improving health literacy and the self-management of chronic disease, and by improving screening and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. For Indigenous Australians, it is essential health services are accessible, responsive and culturally respectful and safe (Dudgeon et al. 2014; Griew et al. 2008).
Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face barriers to accessing needed health services, such as a lack of local services, or being unable to afford services.
Hospitalisations (excluding those for dialysis) for Indigenous Australians from July 2017 to June 2019 that were potentially preventable
Of Indigenous Australian women who gave birth in 2020 attended antenatal care in the first trimester