Funding for this research was provided by:
National Health and Medical Research Council (Not available)
Received: 14 August 2018
Accepted: 20 May 2019
First Online: 4 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The processes for ethical approval and consent to participate were detailed in the original study protocol. [CitationRef removed] Ethics approval was obtained from all Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) in the states and territories involved: the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of the Northern Territory Department of Health and Menzies School of Health Research (HREC-EC00153); Central Australian HREC (HREC-12-53); Queensland HREC Darling Downs Health Services District (HREC/11/QTDD/47); South Australian Indigenous Health Research Ethics Committee (04–10-319); Curtin University HREC (HR140/2008); Western Australian Country Health Services Research Ethics Committee (2011/27); Western Australian Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee (111–8/05); and University of Western Australia HREC (RA/4/1/5051). Senior management of all health centres provided consent to participate. Individual patient consent was not required as data were derived from health records and were available to researchers only in de-identified and aggregated form with strict protection of privacy and confidentiality. [CitationRef removed]
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.