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Inequalities in pediatric avoidable hospitalizations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in Australia: a population data linkage study

Falster, Kathleen; Banks, Emily; Lujic, Sanja; Falster, Michael; Lynch, John; Zwi, Karen; Eades, Sandra; Leyland, Alastair H; Jorm, Louisa

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BACKGROUND Australian Aboriginal children experience a disproportionate burden of social and health disadvantage. Avoidable hospitalizations present a potentially modifiable health gap that can be targeted and monitored using population data. This study quantifies inequalities in pediatric avoidable hospitalizations between Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children. METHODS This statewide population-based cohort study included 1 121 440 children born in New South Wales, Australia,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-10-21
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/146568
Source: BMC pediatrics
DOI: 10.1186/s12887-016-0706-7
Access Rights: Open Access

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