Indigenous health research: a critical review of outputs over time

  title={Indigenous health research: a critical review of outputs over time},
  author={Rob Sanson-Fisher and Elizabeth M Campbell and Janice Perkins and Steve Blunden and Bob Davis},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
Objective: To determine the number and nature of publications on Indigenous health in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) in 1987–1988, 1997–1998 and 2001–2003. 
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