Mortality attributable to rheumatic heart disease in the Kimberley: a data linkage approach.


BACKGROUND Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and its sequelae, rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are now uncommon in the general Australian population. However, these preventable and treatable diseases continue to affect Aboriginal Australians disproportionately, especially in remote communities. In the Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA), the prevalence of… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/imj.12540