Making Health Data Work for Maori
attitudes and current challenges
Keywords:Mäori health data, health services decision making
This article explores the experience of health services decision makers using Mäori health data to inform decision making. It draws on selected findings from the second phase of a three-year Health Research Council-funded study and discusses how Mäori health data identification, data analysis and data interpretation processes are being used by decision makers to help to identify the most promising strategies to improve Mäori health. Data is critical to monitoring inequity and has the potential to drive health service change. However, improvement is needed at all steps in the decisionmaking process to better facilitate utilising data to leverage change in Mäori health outcomes.
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