Journal article

Mental health-related emergency department presentations and hospital admissions in a cohort of urban Aboriginal children and adolescents in New South Wales, Australia: findings from SEARCH

Anna Williamson, Adam Skinner, Kathleen Falster, Kathleen Clapham, Sandra J Eades, Emily Banks

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study is to quantify mental health-related emergency department (ED) presentations and hospitalisations, and associated child and family characteristics, in children recruited through four Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. SETTING: Four Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services that deliver primary care. All services were located in urban or large regional centres in New South Wales, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 1476 Aboriginal children aged 0-17 years at recruitment to the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health. PRIMARY OUTCOME MEASURES: ED presentations and hospital admissions with a primary mental health diag..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Financial Markets Foundation for Children (Australia)


Funding Acknowledgements

Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH) is funded through the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (grant numbers 358457, APP1035378, APP1023998 and APP1135721), an Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Centre for Research Excellence Grant, the Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation and the Centre for Aboriginal Health within the NSW Department of Health. The current study is funded by a Financial Markets Foundation for Children (Australia) grant (2016-341).