Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience a greater burden of disease and die younger than non-Indigenous Australians, with Aboriginal people living in remote areas of the Northern Territory of Australia having the lowest life expectancy estimates. Despite a high burden of chronic disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, access to specialist health services remains low and models of care that increase engagement, may improve health outcomes.

Author Imogen Elsum, Libby Massey, Callum McEwan ,Desiree LaGrappe,Emma Kowal,Ravi Savarirayan, Gareth Baynam, Misty Jenkins, Gail Garvey, Margaret Kelaher
Type Publications
Year 2020

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