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A window on the quality of Aotearoa New Zealand's health care 2019 – a view on Māori health equity

11 Aug 2023

Every year the Commission publishes a document we call A window on the quality of Aotearoa New Zealand’s health care. The Window provides a snapshot of the quality of health care in the country. While equity has always been a component of the report’s analysis over its four-year history, this year’s report focuses solely on equity. 

A window on the quality of Aotearoa New Zealand’s health care 2019 – a view on Māori health equity (Window 2019) highlights a number of areas where change is needed in the health system. The report is divided into three chapters. The first analyses inequity between how Māori and non-Māori access and receive health services, and the effects on equity of improvement activities in our system. The second chapter asks why these inequities exist, and the third chapter addresses opportunities for improvement.

The report’s data and analysis are intended as the start of an evidence-informed discussion to support the health sector to understand where improvements need to be made. We expect a range of work to emerge from this discussion, both for the Commission and others.

You can download a copy of the report below.