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The Australian healthcare system is predominantly based on Western and colonial perspectives, dominated by Western biomedical science and decision making, with economics controlling how and where services are delivered. Western biomedical care is based on numerous cultural assumptions, and a hierarchy of scientific knowledge that values efficiency and evidence and a focus on disease. Indigenous knowledge systems (Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing) are more collective and connected to people, culture and land.
See also: Cultural Bias Initiatives to Improve Kidney Transplantation For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People