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This research project is centred on the prevention and management of injury. It focuses on understanding burn injuries in Indigenous Australian children, the treatments and access to services available and the outcomes from those.
The project will follow a group of Indigeneous children in four states (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australian and the Northern Territory) who go to a tertiary burn unit following a burn injury. It will examine care received (including cost), describe the relationship between care and functional outcome, and identify barriers and facilitators to receipt of appropriate, ongoing care.
The research will allow researchers to work with clinicians, policy makers and community to develop a 'blueprint' for reform of services, to ensure Indigenous children receive appropriate and cost-effective care, and inform service delivery and future programs.
The research run by The George Institute for Global Health and lead by Professor Rebecca Q Ivers is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) over four years.
Abstract adapted from The George Institute for Global Health
Director Professor Rebecca Q Ivers
Injury Division Medicine
C37 The George Institute for Global Health
The University of Sydney
Sydney NSW 2006
Ph: (02) 9657 0361
Fax: (02) 9657 0301