Health inequality in New Zealand is publicised as a significant issue. The outcome for the Maori for conditions like cardiovascular disease or heart failure is worse when compared to non-Maori.
INSIGHTS users can view the results for all indicators by NZ Ethnicity. This capability allows users to test whether clinical outcomes are materially variable across ethnic groups. INSIGHTS has a range of unplanned readmissions within 28 days indicators that can be utilised to test the efficacy of hospital care or availability of appropriate community health services, for a given patient cohort. We thought it would be interesting to view unplanned readmission rates for all New Zealand hospitals subscribed to the Health Roundtable, by New Zealand ethnicity group.
1 - Select "28 day
unplanned readmissions" indicator
2 - Select "All" hospitals in the Health Roundtable
3 - Select 'NZ" jurisdiction
4 - Select all hospitals showing in the Overview Chart
5 - Select all in the Time Series chart
6 - Using your Investigation Table you can now select "NZ Ethnicity" to profile each New Zealand hospital by ethnic group.
An alternative approach to analysing
equity in outcomes for a particular ethnic group is to select a specific ethnic group using the "NZ Ethnicity" filter located in your left-hand filter panel.
If you have any queries on how to utilise
your filters or Investigation table row and column headers, please contact Jovin Synott, Health Roundtable Product Manager for INSIGHTS