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# 26.11.03 by Dan
It must be time for a new blog template. Lets see what I can come up with...

[Racism in the Health System]
Research shows that minority groups are disadvantaged by the current health system.
Is this the same research that gives us this?:
"Reid points to evidence which indicates, for example, that Maori men in the top occupational group have a higher death rate than non-Maori men in the bottom group."
- Tapu Misa in today's NZ Herald
Hmm... a higher death rate?
Does this mean that more Maori men than non-Maori men die? Or does it mean they die faster than non-Maori?
We're all going to die - so what is a 'death rate'?