Journal article

Access and attitudes to health care of Torres Strait Islanders living in mainland Australia

P Ban

Australian Journal of Primary Health | Published : 2004

Abstract

Ninety-two mainland Torres Strait Islanders, across five communities on mainland Australia, were consulted in relation to their access to health service providers. Similar numbers were interviewed in different-sized locations encompassing urban, rural, and remote areas. This exploratory study was the first to consider the health access issues of mainland Torres Strait Islanders. Overall, community controlled health services were the most commonly used exclusive health service providers, followed by private medical services and hospital outpatient services. The two most common reasons for the choice of health service provider in each community were convenience of access and the quality of rel..

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