The economic benefits of eliminating Indigenous health inequality in the Northern Territory

Yuejen Zhao
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01224
Published online: 6 March 2017

I thank Davey for his letter pointing out the importance of stratification in statistical comparison. However, remoteness stratification was not applied in this health economic assessment1 because the purpose of this study was to estimate the economic burden of Indigenous health inequality in the Northern Territory. This normative analysis hypothesised that urban, rural and remote areas should be treated homogenously in terms of access to public housing, education, primary care, employment and justice.2

  • Yuejen Zhao

  • Northern Territory Department of Health, Darwin, NT


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