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Where are older workers with chronic conditions employed?

Med J Aust 2008; 188 (4): 231-234.
  • Deborah J Schofield1
  • Susan L Fletcher2
  • Arul Earnest3
  • Megan E Passey4
  • Rupendra N Shrestha5

  • Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Lismore, NSW.


Acknowledgements: 

This paper is part of an ongoing study funded by an Australian Research Council Grant (Grant No. LP0774919) and by Pfizer Australia.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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