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Australian Aboriginal children have higher hospitalization rates for otitis media but lower surgical procedures than non-Aboriginal children: A record linkage population-based cohort study

Westphal, Darren; Lehmann, Deborah; Williams, Stephanie A.; Richmond, Peter; Lannigan, Francis J.; Fathima, Parveen; Blyth, Christopher C.; Moore, Hannah C.


Introduction Otitis media (OM) is one of the most common infectious diseases affecting children globally and the most common reason for antibiotic prescription and paediatric surgery. Australian Aboriginal children have higher rates of OM than non-Aboriginal children; however, there are no data comparing OM hospitalization rates between them at the population level. We report temporal trends for OM hospitalizations and in-hospital tympanostomy tube insertion (TTI) in a cohort of 469,589...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-04-23
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215483
Access Rights: Open Access


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