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Yuejen Zhao

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Remote health workforce turnover and retention: what are the policy and practice priorities?

To inform ongoing policy development and practice in relation to remote area health service delivery, particularly in remote Indigenous communities, this review synthesizes the key findings of a comprehensive study of workforce turnover and retention in remote Northern Territory (NT).
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Limited progress in closing the mortality gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians of the Northern Territory

This research assesses whether progress is being made towards reducing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inequality in life expectancy and under‐five mortality in the Northern Territory.
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The relationship between number of primary health care visits and hospitalisations: Evidence from linked clinic and hospital data for remote Indigenous Australians

rimary health care (PHC) is widely regarded as essential for preventing and treating ill health. However, the evidence on whether improved PHC reduces hospitalisations has been mixed. This study examines the relationship between PHC and hospital inpatient care in a population with high health need...
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Indigenous patient migration patterns after hospitalisation and the potential impacts on mortality estimates

This study analysed interregional migration for Indigenous patients in the Northern Territory, Australia. Individual-level linked hospitalisation data between July 1998 and June 2011 were used to describe the migration patterns and associated factors. Micro-simulations were conducted to assess the impacts on mortality estimates. Indigenous patients...
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Differences in the cost of admitted patient care for indigenous people and people from remote locations

The introduction of activity-based funding (ABF) means that Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups and their relative costs will become the basis for reimbursing public hospitals for admitted patient services. This study sought to investigate the variation in admitted patient costs for Indigenous people and people...