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Type: Journal article
Title: The LINKIN Health Census process: design and implementation
Author: Hoon, E.
Newbury, J.
Kitson, A.
Whitford, D.
Wilson, A.
Karnon, J.
Baker, J.
Jamrozik, K.
Beilby, J.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 2012; 12(1):1-10
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1472-6963
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Catherine Elizabeth Hoon-Leahy, Jonathan Newbury, Alison Kitson, Deirdre Whitford, Anne Wilson, Jonathan Karnon, Jenny Baker, Konrad Jamrozik and Justin Beilby
Abstract: This paper describes the first phase of the LINKIN Health Study, which aims to evaluate health system functioning within a rural population. Locally relevant data on the health status and service usage of this population, including non-users and users, health service providers traditionally omitted from health services research, and multiple socio-economic indicators, was collected using a self-complete health census. Household response was 75% (N = 4425). Response was greater when face-to-face contact was made at delivery compared to when questionnaires were left in the letterbox (89% vs 64%), falling to 26% when no face-to-face contact was made at either delivery or collection.
Keywords: Humans
Health Surveys
Health Care Surveys
Health Status
Socioeconomic Factors
Rural Population
Rural Health Services
South Australia
Surveys and Questionnaires
Description: Extent: 10p.
Rights: © 2012 Hoon-Leahy et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-321
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