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Inequalities in ventilation tube insertion procedures between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in New South Wales, Australia: a data linkage study

Falster, Kathleen; Randall, Deborah; Banks, Emily; Eades, Sandra; Gunasekera, Hasantha; Reath, Jennifer; Jorm, Louise

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OBJECTIVES Australian Aboriginal children experience earlier, more frequent and more severe otitis media, particularly in remote communities, than non-Aboriginal children. Insertion of ventilation tubes is the main surgical procedure for otitis media. Our aim was to quantify inequalities in ventilation tube insertion (VTI) procedures between Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, and to explore the influence of birth characteristics, socioeconomic background and geographical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95153
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003807

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