To the Editor: National best practice guidelines recognise that accurate data on the health of Indigenous Australians are crucial to improving health service delivery.1
- 1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National best practice guidelines for collecting Indigenous status in health data sets. Canberra: AIHW, 2010. (AIHW Cat. No. IHW 29.) http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/ihw/29/11052.pdf (accessed Jul 2010).
- 2. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners National Expert Committee on Standards for General Practices. RACGP Standards for general practices — draft 4th edition for consultation. Melbourne: RACGP, 2010. http://www.racgp.org.au/Content/NavigationMenu/PracticeSupport/StandardsforGeneralPractices/4th_edition_RACGP_draft_standards.pdf (accessed Jul 2010).
- 3. Improving Indigenous Identification in Communicable Disease Reporting Project Steering Committee. Improving Indigenous identification in communicable disease reporting systems [discussion paper]. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, 2004. http://www.publichealth.gov.au/pdf/reports_papers/technical%20papers/IIICDRS_indigenous_reporting.pdf (accessed Jul 2010).
- 4. Hall G, Yohannes K, Raupach J, et al. Estimating community incidence of Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections, Australia. Emerg Infect Dis 2008; 14: 1601-1609.
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