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Validation and enhancement of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychiatric hospitalisation statistics through an Indigenous Mental Health Worker register

Melissa Haswell1 PhD, Senior lecturer and Head of unit, m.haswell@unsw.edu.au
Tallita Wheeler2 BAppHSci(IndigCommHlth), Advanced Health Worker (Mental Health), tallita_wheeler@health.qld.gov.au
Rachael Wargent3 Research officer, rachael.wargent1@jcu.edu.au
Andrew Brownlie4 GradDipMtlHlthNsg, Nursing director, Andrew_brownlie@health.qld.gov.au
Fiona Tulip5 MHlthInf, Senior research officer, Fiona_tulip@health.qld.gov.au
Mercy Baird6 MPrimHlth, Senior coordinator, mercy_baird@health.qld.gov.au
Lisa Gardiner7 BBus(HlthAdmin), GradCertHlthSci, Manager, lisa_gardiner@health.qld.gov.au
Lisa Jackson Pulver8 PhD, Chair of Indigenous Health and Professor of Public Health, lisa.jackson-pulver@unsw.edu.au

1, 3 School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
2, 4 Cairns and Hinterland Mental Health Tobacco and Other Drugs Service, Queensland Health, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
5 Tropical Population Health Unit, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
6 Cairns & Hinterland Health Service District; Queensland Health.
7 Health Information Services, Cairns and Hinterland Mental Health Tobacco and Other Drugs Service, Queensland Health, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
8 Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Correspondence: M Haswell, Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia 

Author contribution: Melissa Haswell: original concept, designed the project, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft. Tallita Wheeler: original concept, devised survey tool, supplied data, contributed to drafts. Rachael Wargent: collected data, input data, statistical analysis. Andrew Brownlie: original concept, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts. Fiona Tulip: statistical analysis, contributed to drafts. Mercy Baird: original concept, supervised data collection. Lisa Gardiner: supervised data collection, input data, contributed to drafts. Lisa Jackson Pulver: contributed to drafts, literature review.

Citation: Haswell MR, Wheeler T, Wargent R, Brownlie A, Tulip F, Baird M, Gardiner L, Jackson Pulver L.  Validation and enhancement of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychiatric hospitalisation statistics through an Indigenous Mental Health Worker register. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2013; 13: 2002. Available: http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=2002 (Accessed 17 October 2017)

Submitted: 8 November 2011
Revised: 17 September 2012
Accepted: 12 December 2012
Published: 4 February 2013
   
 

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