Your postcode shouldn’t determine your health – or whether you’re admitted to hospital

The Conversation, 25 July 2016
Author: Stephen Duckett
“People ending up in hospital for diabetes, tooth decay, or other conditions that should be treatable or manageable out of hospital is a warning sign of system failure. And Australia’s health system is consistently failing some communities. A Grattan Institute report, Perils of place: identifying hotspots of health inequalities, identifies a number of geographical areas where high rates of potentially preventable hospital admissions have persisted for a decade.”
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