The Cultural safety in health care for Indigenous Australians: monitoring framework brings together available data to assess progress in achieving cultural safety in the health system for Indigenous Australians. The framework includes measures on culturally respectful health care services; Indigenous patient experiences of health care; and access to health care services. The data are presented at the national, state and regional levels.
- Cat. no: IHW 222
From 2013 to 2021, the number of Indigenous Australian medical practitioners increased from 247 to 604
From 2001 to 2021, enrolments by Indigenous Australian students in health-related courses rose from 931 to 4,227
In 2021–22, 50% of Indigenous patients waited 50 days to be admitted for elective surgery (39 days for non-Indigenous)
In 2019–21, Indigenous Australians left against medical advice for 4.0% of admitted-patient hospitalisations