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Indigenous Health Outcomes Patient Evaluation (IHOPE)



This University of Western Sydney (UWS) project investigated how hospitals and neighbourhoods contribute to disparities in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in New South Wales (NSW). By analysing Indigenous and non-Indigenous hospital data, the project sought to determine whether there are health disparities at the hospital or neighbourhood level that could be targeted with specific interventions.

The project examined hospital admissions and outcomes for:

It used linked population datasets (NSW Admitted Patient Data Collection and NSW mortality data) and multilevel modelling techniques.

Abstract adapted from University of Western Sydney


Deborah Randall
Research Fellow
Centre for Health Research
University of Western Sydney
Building 3 Campbelltown Campus
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith NSW 2751
Ph: (02) 4620 3669
Fax: (02) 4620 3299

Related publications

Möller H, Falster K, Ivers R, Falster M, Randall D, Clapham K, Jorm L (2016)

Inequalities in hospitalized unintentional injury between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in New South Wales, Australia.

American Journal of Public Health; e-View Ahead of Print(

Randall DA, Reinten T, Maher L, Lujic S, Stewart J, Keay L, Leyland AH, Jorm LR (2014)

Disparities in cataract surgery between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in New South Wales, Australia.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; 42(7): 629-636

Randall DA, Jorm LR, Lujic S, Eades SJ, Churches TR, O’Loughlin AJ, Leyland AH (2014)

Exploring disparities in acute myocardial infarction events between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians: roles of age, gender, geography and area-level disadvantage.

Health & Place; 28: 58-66

Harrold TC, Randall DA, Falster MO, Lujic S, Jorm LR (2014)

The contribution of geography to disparities in preventable hospitalisations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

PLOS ONE; 9(5): e97892

Retrieved 23 May 2014 from

Randall DA, Jorm LR, Lujic S, O'Loughlin AJ, Eades SJ, Leyland AH (2013)

Disparities in revascularization rates after acute myocardial infarction between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Australia.

Circulation; 127(7): 762

Falster MO, Randall DA, Lujic S, Ivers R, Leyland AH, Jorm LR (2013)

Disentangling the impacts of geography and Aboriginality on serious road transport injuries in New South Wales.

Accident Analysis and Prevention; 54: 32–38

Randall DA, Lujic S, Leyland AH, Jorm LR (2013)

Statistical methods to enhance reporting of Aboriginal Australians in routine hospital records using data linkage affect estimates of health disparities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(5): 442-449

Falster K, Randall D, Banks E, Eades S, Gunasekera H, Reath J, Jorm L (2013)

Inequalities in ventilation tube insertion procedures between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in New South Wales, Australia: a data linkage study.

BMJ Open; 3(11): e003807

Retrieved 27 November 2013 from

Randall DA, Jorm LR, Lujic S, O'Loughlin AJ, Churches TR, Haines MM, Eades SJ, Leyland AH (2012)

Mortality after admission for acute myocardial infarction in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in New South Wales, Australia: a multilevel data linkage study.

BMC Public Health; 12(281):


Last updated: 6 March 2018
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