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Ethnicity data in health needs ‘urgent attention’

NEWS - eHealthNews.nz editor Rebecca McBeth

Protocols around collecting ethnicity data in health are not being adhered to, in part because some IT systems are preventing it, a new report says.

The ‘action plan for achieving high quality ethnicity data in the health and disability sector’ says ethnicity data quality for Māori requires “urgent attention” and a lead agency should be responsible for achieving high quality ethnicity data in health.

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