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Jan Norum; Carsten Nieder (2012)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Journal: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: specialist health care, etnisk minoritet, RC955-962, referral, spesialisthelsetjeneste, samisk, henvisning, Original Research Article, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, ethnic minority, Sami, specialist health care, referral, ethnic minority, Sami
Objectives: The Sami people constitute the indigenous people in northern Norway. The objective of this study was to clarify whether they have a similar supply of somatic specialist health care (SHC) as others. Methods: The referrals from general practitioners (GPs) in the primary health care (PHC) in the administration area of the Sami language law (8 municipalities) were matched with a control group of 11 municipalities. Population data was accessed from Statistics Norway and the time period 2007-2010 was analysed. The main outcome was the number of referrals per 1,000 inhabitants according to age group, gender and place of living. Results: 504,292 referrals in northern Norway were indentified and the Sami and control group constituted 23,093 and 22,541 referrals, respectively. The major findings were a similar referral ratio (RR) (1.14 and 1.17) (p=0.624) and women more commonly referred (female/male ratio 1.45 and 1.41) in both groups. GPs in both groups were loyal to their local hospital trust. Conclusion: Inhabitants in Sami-speaking municipalities in northern Norway have a similar supply of SHC services as controls. Inter-municipal variation was significant in both groups.Keywords: Sami; specialist health care; referral; ethnic minority(Published: 19 March 2012)Citation: Int J Circumpolar Health 2012, 71: 17346 - DOI: 10.3402/IJCH.v71i0.17346
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