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Type: Journal article
Title: Managing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander data for public health research
Author: van Gaans, D.
Ahmed, S.
D'Onise, K.
Taylor, S.
McDermott, R.
Citation: Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 2016; 8(3):e202-1-e202-8
Publisher: University of Illinois at Chicago
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1947-2579
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D. van Gaans, S. Ahmed, K. D, Onise, S. M. Taylor, R. McDermott
Abstract: Good quality data on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are needed to assess the effectiveness of programs and interventions, and to evaluate policies that are designed to improve the status of, and service delivery to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Due to the lack of longitudinal data it is difficult to gain knowledge on the specific causes or consequences of changes in indigenous outcomes. Variables such as name, date of birth and address for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders may be subject to more variation and be less consistently reported than other Australians. Improving the collection and management of key identifying variables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are key to providing more quality information on this population group.
Keywords: Aboriginal; research; data management; population health; informatics
Rights: Copyright ©2016 the author(s) This is an Open Access article. Authors own copyright of their articles appearing in the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. Readers may copy articles without permission of the copyright owner(s), as long as the author and OJPHI are acknowledged in the copy and the copy is used for educational, not-for-profit purposes.
DOI: 10.5210/ojphi.v8i3.7055
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