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How can evidence-based practice contribute to reducing health inequalities in NSW?

Stephen Leeder

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(3) 45 - 46 Published: 2002

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Stephen Leeder


Health inequalities are apparent within Australia; however, they are more starkly obvious when we compare our health with that of our Pacific and Asian neighbours. In examining how evidence-based practice can help reduce health inequalities, I begin with an example of how evidence obtained from research has been useful in dealing with a cause of massive health inequalities, a problem that consigned millions to the twilight zone of mental retardation.