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Northern Territory emergency response child health check initiative – follow-up services for oral and ear health: final report 2007-2012

Posted on: 17 December, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 4, October 2012 - December 2012
Related to Closing the gap Ear health Oral health Infants and young children Remote Rural Northern Territory

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)
Northern Territory emergency response child health check initiative – follow-up services for oral and ear health: final report 2007-2012
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report is the final in a series of seven reports on the dental, audiology and ear, nose and throat (ENT) services funded by the Australian Government under the Northern Territory emergency response child health check initiative (NTER CHCI) and the Closing the gap in the Northern Territory national partnership agreement (CtG NT). Although open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under 16 years living in prescribed communities, these programs specifically targeted those who received referrals from their Child health check (CHC).

Based on the data collected, this report provides information on the extent of services provided, and the oral, ear and hearing health of children who received these services. The information in this report relates to dental and audiology services provided from August 2007 to 30 June 2012, and funded ENT consultations provided from August 2007 to December 2010 and ENT surgeries performed from 1 July 2009 to 31 December 2010.

The report was produced jointly by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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