Inequitable provision of optimal health services for patients with chronic heart failure: a national geo-mapping study

Elizabeth A Dodd
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01263.x
Published online: 3 September 2007

To the Editor: Clark et al have claimed to map the distribution of services for people with chronic heart failure (CHF) against the distribution of these people.1 An examination will show that they have mapped the distribution of people likely to have CHF, using age and Aboriginality as surrogate markers. The stated mapping of the services shows the services probably available to these people.

  • Elizabeth A Dodd

  • Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW.



I acknowledge the assistance of several colleagues in the preparation of this letter: Oliver Frank, Ian Haywood, Tim Churches, and Adrian Billiau.


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