NT Doctors say health checks alone ineffective

ABC website Posted Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:19pm AEST

“A group of 28 doctors today made a formal submission to the Emergency Response Review Board.

One of the doctors, Hillary Tyler, says the health checks have been costly but ineffective.

“The main thing about child health checks is that in of themselves they will not improve the health of that child,” she said.

“And as far as we’re aware – for the massive amounts of money that have been spent performing the child health checks – there has been massive duplication, so very few children have been identified who weren’t previously known.”

Full story Federal intervention health checks ‘largely useless’
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/18/2339280.htm

See also NAtional Indigenous Times
Intervention review board meets with doctors and specialists
Tuesday, 19 August 2008 11:48:10 PM

http://www.nit.com.au/breakingNews/story.aspx?id=15791