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Table 1 Māori: non-Māori Rate Ratios and Estimates of the Cost to the Health Sector of Inequity in Illness and Injury ($NZ)

From: The cost of child health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand: a preliminary scoping study

  Māori: non-Māori Rate Ratio If Māori rates equaled non-Māori rates: Cost[-savings]/year (0% discount rate)
Avoidable hospital admissions (2003–7) 1.27 (95% CI 1.26–1.28) 3075 fewer Māori admissions/year $ 5,671,057
Outpatient consultations (2006–2008) 0.864 (95% CI 0.862–0.867) 23,373 more consultations/year [−]$ 8,022,315
Mental health consultations (20007–8) 0.719 (95% CI 0.714–0.723) 5740 more consultations/year [−]$ 1,970,140
ACC claims (2003–7) 0.680 (95% CI 0.678–0.683) 26,442 more claims/year [−]$ 1,499,765
Primary care (2007–2008) 0.919 (95%CI 0.916–0.921) GP visits 40,041 more GP consultations/year [−]$ 1,079,906
1.677 (95%CI 1.665–1.689) nursing visits 17,194 fewer nursing consultations $ 400,803
Pharmaceutical claims (2007–8) 0.849 198,108 more claims/year [−]$ 10,447,348
Laboratory claims (2006–8) 0.454 (95%CI 0.452–0.455) 101,922 more claims/year [−]$ 7,789, 795
SUB TOTAL HEALTH SECTOR COSTS/[SAVINGS] PER ANNUM [−]$ 24,737,408