candlesandfish t1_j1tbckf wrote

I was watching the Military Tattoo last night with my parents (traditionally on tv at the end of the year here) and they played the Colonel Bogie March so my mum told us about how they would sing this at school in the 60s.


candlesandfish t1_ix6kgsk wrote

A bit of all of those, and distance. Aboriginal communities tend to be a long way from the cities where the hospitals are, and it makes follow up hard. This is improving with things like dialysis clinics in the communities or a hub local to a few communities, because kidney disease is very prevalent in the indigenous population.

It’s also likely that they miss out on preventative medicine before they end up in the ICU too, again due to distance/mistrust so the condition is likely to be more severe than if it was caught earlier.