Title

The need for indigenous health information

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing and Public Health

RAS ID

1618

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Thomson, N. J. (2003). The need for indigenous health information. In Thomson, Neil (Eds.). The health of indigenous Australians (pp. 1-25). Location: Oxford University Press.

Abstract

The fundamental role that health information plays in the development of effective health policies and programs, in the coordination of treatment and care, and in the empowerment of consumers (AIHW 2002) applies to the Australian population as a whole, and to specific subpopulations, such as Australia's Indigenous peoples-Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders

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