The report is the latest in a series of ‘window’ publications from the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission). It considers the health of Pacific peoples and provides a snapshot view of how the health system is working (or not working) for them. Some examples of inequities include:
- Pacific peoples live, on average, six fewer years than non-Māori non-Pacific.
- Less than half (47 percent) of pregnant Pacific women were registered with a lead maternity carer (LMC) in 2018, compared with 81 percent of non-Māori, non-Pacific women.
- Pacific women subsequently experience more complications during pregnancy, more intensive interventions during and after birth, and worse outcomes for both mother and baby than other ethnicities.
Downloadable attachment below for the full report