Long-term outcomes of middle-ear surgery in Aboriginal children

Donna B Mak, Alastair MacKendrick, Max K Bulsara, Sharon Weeks, Lewis Leidwinger, Harvey Coates, Francis J Lannigan and Deborah Lehmann
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): 324-325.

Donna B Mak,* Alastair MacKendrick, Max K Bulsara, Sharon Weeks,§ Lewis Leidwinger, Harvey Coates,** Francis J Lannigan,** Deborah Lehmann††

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  • Donna B Mak1
  • Alastair MacKendrick2
  • Max K Bulsara3
  • Sharon Weeks4
  • Lewis Leidwinger5
  • Harvey Coates6
  • Francis J Lannigan6
  • Deborah Lehmann

  • 1 Kimberley Public Health Unit, Derby, WA
  • 2 Nose and Throat Surgeon, Southern Corridor ENT Services, South Fremantle, WA
  • 3 Biostatistical Consulting Service, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA
  • 4 Disability Services Commission, West Perth, WA
  • 5 Nose and Throat Surgeon, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco, WA
  • 6 Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Subiaco, WA. Correspondence: Dr Donna B Mak, 189 Royal Street, East Perth, WA 6000.


  • 1. Morris PS. A systematic review of clinical research addressing the prevalence, aetiology, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of otitis media in Australian Aboriginal children. J Paediatr Child Health 1998; 24: 487-497.
  • 2. MacKendrick A. Ear surgery in Australian Aboriginal children – is it indicated and when is the best time? Aust J Otolaryngol 1999; 3: 240-242.
  • 3. Mak DB, MacKendrick A, Weeks S, Plant AJ. Middle ear disease in remote Aboriginal Australia: a field assessment of surgical outcomes. J Laryngol Otol 2000; 114: 26-32.
  • 4. Couzos S, Metcalf S, Murray R. A systematic review of existing evidence and primary care guidelines on the management of otitis media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Canberra: Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, 2001.


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