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Research Article

Disparities in Healthcare Utilisation Rates for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Albertan Residents, 1997–2006: A Population Database Study

  • Helen Chung,

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Ming Ye,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Chris Hanson,

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Oluwaseun Oladokun,

    Affiliation: Health Services Research, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Michael J. Campbell,

    Affiliation: Health Services Research, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Gordon Kramer,

    Affiliation: Funding and Methodologies, Capital Health Region, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Ordan J. Lehmann mail

    olehmann@ualberta.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Published: November 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048355

About the Authors

Helen Chung, Chris Hanson, Ordan J. Lehmann
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Ming Ye
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Oluwaseun Oladokun, Michael J. Campbell
Health Services Research, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Gordon Kramer
Funding and Methodologies, Capital Health Region, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Ordan J. Lehmann
Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: olehmann@ualberta.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OJL MJC. Performed the experiments: HC MY OO. Analyzed the data: HC MY CH OO MJC GK OJL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MJC GK. Wrote the paper: HC MJC OJL.