Funding for this research was provided by:
Commonwealth Government of Australia National Health & Medical Research Council (Enabling Grant (ID 384330))
Australian Rheumatology Association
NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-01-08
Received: 5 July 2018
Accepted: 13 December 2018
First Online: 8 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Australian Rheumatology Association Database has received ethics approval from the following committees and organisations Human and Research Ethics Committees (in alphabetical order): Australian Capital Territory Cancer Registry, Australian Capital Territory Health and Community Care, Australian Department of Veterans Affairs and Defence, Australian Institute for Health and Welfare, Armadale and Kelmscott Memorial Hospital, Australian Government Department of Health, Cabrini Health, Cancer Council of New South Wales, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Monash University, Northern Sydney and Central Health - Royal North Shore Hospital, New South Wales Cancer Institute and New South Wales Health, Northern Territory Department of Health, Queensland Cancer Registry, Queensland Government, Rockingham Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital Victoria, Royal Perth Hospital, South Australian Cancer Registry, South Australian Department of Health and Ageing, Southern Metropolitan Health Services. St George Hospital Sydney, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Tasmanian Cancer Registry, Tasmanian Department of Health, Victorian Cancer Council, West Australian Cancer Registry, West Australian Department of Health, Women and Children’s Health Network South Australia. All participants provide written permission to be contacted by database investigators and written informed consent to participate in the registry and the associated linkages.
: Not applicable as data presented are summary data and no individuals are identifiable in this analysis.
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