Health protection and Australian prisons, 2018

Michael H Levy and Carla J Treloar
Med J Aust 2018; 209 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja18.00669
Published online: 19 November 2018

To the Editor:

  • 1 Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
  • 2 Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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