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Avoidable hospitalisation in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory

Shu Q Li, Natalie J Gray, Steve L Guthridge and Sabine L M Pircher
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (10): 1.
Published online: 16 November 2009

Incorrect graph and wording: In Avoidable hospitalisation in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory in the 18 May 2009 issue of the Journal (Med J Aust 2009; 190: 532-536), there was an error in Box 4 (Li et al). In the panels headed “25–44 years” and “45 years and over”, the lines representing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal rates were transposed. The correct version of Box 4 appears here.

In addition, in the second paragraph of the results section, the wording was potentially misleading. The paragraph should have read:

“Although total average avoidable hospitalisation rates were higher in Aboriginal than non-Aboriginal people in the NT, the largest differences were observed in the age groups 25–44 and 45–64 years (Box 1).”

4 Trends in age-adjusted, avoidable hospitalisation rates by Aboriginality and age group, Northern Territory, 1998–99 to 2005–06

  • Shu Q Li1
  • Natalie J Gray2
  • Steve L Guthridge3
  • Sabine L M Pircher4

  • Health Gains Planning Branch, Northern Territory Department of Health and Families, Darwin, NT.

Correspondence: shu.li@nt.gov.au

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