Health Care Access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Living in Urban Areas, and Related Research Issues: A Review of the LiteratureM. Scrimgeour & D. Scrimgeour 2008
Although it is well recognised that the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is substantially worse than the rest of the Australian population, historically there has been a paucity of information about the health status and health needs of those people living in urban areas. This literature review describes the current status of research in urban areas and provides an information base for the development of targeted research to fill identified knowledge gaps. It also identifies population sampling techniques that may overcome some of the difficulties inherent in researching the health of ‘hidden’—and frequently mobile—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations in urban areas.