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MEDIA RELEASE

June 2, 2000
Embargoed 11:30am (AEST)
68/2000

Attention News Editors and Chiefs of Staff

Media Alert... Media Alert... Media Alert...
First national report on hospital admissions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders released on Monday

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will release the publication Occasional Paper: Hospital Statistics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians 1997-98 (cat. no. 4711.0) on Monday 5 June 2000.

The publication provides information on:
  • The main reasons why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were hospitalised in 1997-98
  • The main procedures performed on them in hospital, and
  • How this compared with the total Australian population.

Published statistics are available mainly at the national level for most public and private hospitals. Some State/Territory specific tables are included.

If you wish to purchase a copy of this publication please contact the ABS bookshop in your capital city on Monday.

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