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released: 28 Nov 2012 author: AIHW media release

This is the final report for dental, audiology, and ear, nose and throat (ENT) services funded by the Northern Territory Emergency Response Child Health Check Initiative Closing the Gap program. More than 17,000 dental and 9,000 audiology services were provided between August 2007 and June 2012, and about 6,000 ENT services between August 2007 and December 2010. The majority of children who received a referral at their Child Health Check received the referred service, with follow-up rates of 94% for dental referrals, nearly 100% for audiology referrals and 97% for ENT referrals.

ISBN 978-1-74249-376-3; Cat. no. DEN 223; 88pp.; $20

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Introduction
      • Background
      • Program achievements and concerns
      • The future
      • About this report
      • Untitled
    • Dental services
      • Service providers and infrastructure
      • Dental data collection
      • Dental services: dental clinical treatment
      • Oral health status
      • Changes in oral health conditions over time
      • CHC dental referrals and follow-up services
      • Preventive interventions and oral health promotion
    • Audiology and ENT service
      • 2007-08 CHC Hearing and ENT Follow-up Care: Central Australia
      • 2008-09 CHC Hearing and ENT Follow-up Care: Top End
      • 2009-10 CtG ENT-Schedule E
      • 2009-12 EHSDI: Hearing health care
    • Audiology services
      • Audiology data collection
      • Audiology services provided
      • Results of hearing assessment
      • CHC audiology referrals and follow-up services
    • ENT services
      • ENT data collection
      • ENT services provided
      • ENT consultations
      • ENT surgery and procedures
      • CHC ENT referrals and follow-up services
    • Prevalence of middle ear conditions
      • Types of middle ear conditions
      • Changes in middle ear conditions over time
      • Disease progression of children with otitis  media
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Prescribed NTER areas
      • Appendix B: Dental, audiology and ENT services, by region
      • Appendix C: Children requiring follow-up services, by region
      • Appendix D: CHC referral status, by region
      • Appendix E: Oral health, hearing health and ear health status, by region
      • Appendix F: Hearing impairment, by middle ear condition
      • Appendix G: CHCI data collections quality statement
      • Appendix H: Dental, audiology and ENT data collection forms
    • Glossary
    • Dental data terms
    • Audiology data terms
    • References List of tables List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Northern Territory Emergency Response Child Health Check Initiative: follow-up services for oral and ear health: final report, 2007-2012. Cat. no. DEN 223. Canberra: AIHW.

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