Lost and found: improving ascertainment of refugee-background Australians in population datasets

Melanie E Gibson-Helm, Andrew A Block and Helena J Teede
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11742
Published online: 18 February 2013

To the Editor: We strongly support Paxton and colleagues in the call for inclusion of year of arrival in routine health datasets to inform improvement in health service provision in Australia.1

  • Melanie E Gibson-Helm1
  • Andrew A Block2
  • Helena J Teede1

  • 1 School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Refugee Health Service, Southern Health, Melbourne, VIC.


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