Improved Aboriginal child health data collection urged

Silversides, Ann
January 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/12/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE47
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of good statistics in improving Aboriginal child health as told by Jane Freemantle of the University of Melbourne's school of population health during the National Aboriginal Health Organization conference in Ottawa, Ontario, in November. Freemantle says that good data is essential for introducing and evaluating policies aimed at improving health status. She said that with good statistics, infant mortality figures across the countries can be compared.


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