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First Nations react to MB plan to begin collecting race-based patient data this week

Michael Blume

May 8, 2023

Manitoba Hospitals are going to be collecting race, ethnicity and Indigenous identity data starting this Thursday, May 11.

We're the first province to see such a plan put in place. It's to provide hard evidence that racism exists in the health care and treatment of Indigenous patients, showing contrasts between wait times for non-Indigenous and Indigenous patients, for example. This will allow for steps to be made to more adequately provide equity for everyone.

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