• Accurate data about Indigenous child health is vital to enable us to understand its current state, to acknowledge achievements, and to determine how to reduce inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.
• We have identified a paucity of national, or nationally representative, data relating to Indigenous child health outcomes, and significant deficiencies in available data.
• A coordinated national approach will help address current data limitations, including lack of identification of Indigenous status, lack of currency, and lack of information about specific health disorders affecting Indigenous children.
• To ensure that health data collected are relevant and useful, Indigenous communities must have a role in data collection and management.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Medical Journal of Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 19 May 2008|