Māori Health Research Summer Studentship (2016 funding round)

Miss Correna Matika
The University of Auckland
Exploring Māori people's satisfaction with health care accessibility over time
$5,000
10 weeks

Lay summary

The proposed research will look at how Māori people’s satisfaction with health care accessibility has changed over time and across New Zealand. The data will come from Māori participants that are part of a New Zealand based, nationwide and longitudinal study. The questionnaire-based study started in 2009 and is posted out annually, making it possible to track the changes in satisfaction (with access to health care) across time. Participants also provide their current address details which can be used to work out their District Health Board region. By combining this information, the proposed research will be able to explore how Māori people’s satisfaction with access to health care is currently, how this has changed over time and where these changes have occurred. These findings would provide a greater understanding of how things are going and could have important implications for District Health Board’s and Māori health overall.

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