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Pervasive kidney health inequities for Māori require multi-level attention

Indigenous Māori experience inequitably high rates of kidney failure and lower rates of kidney transplant, pre-emptive procedures and home dialysis when compared to the New Zealand population as a whole. Prevention strategies in primary care, cultural safety training and routine clinical audit for renal practitioners alongside Indigenous people in governance, management and the clinical workforce would greatly improve Māori outcomes.

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Tipene-Leach, D., Walker, R. Pervasive kidney health inequities for Māori require multi-level attention. Nat Rev Nephrol 18, 541–542 (2022).

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