16
May

Election Spotlight: cancer, chronic and complex health conditions in the healthcare system

As Australia’s population ages, many people are living longer and dealing with more and more health conditions. So what policy solutions are the major political parties offering when it comes to chronic and complex health conditions? Find out when Professor Tony Scott discusses how the election affects the future of healthcare in Australia on ABC...
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15
May

More is not necessarily better, especially when it comes to alerts given by electronic medication management systems.

New research by Professor Johanna Westbrook and Associate Professor Melissa Baysari shows that a more evidence-based approach, combining learnings from nudge theory and choice architecture, is needed for hospitals to be able to deliver decision-making support system that will improve patient outcomes while reducing the burden on clinicians. Read the full paper, Nudging hospitals towards...
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1
Apr

Better health care can ‘make economic sense’

PCHSS’ Investigator Jon Karnon has moved to Flinders University to jointly lead their expanded Health Economics Group with Professor of Health Economics Julie Ratcliffe Read more about this new South Australian research group focusing on improving aged, disability and public health care models is commencing at Flinders University this year at InDaily.    
16
Mar

The problem with prostate cancer overdiagnosis

More than 40% of the prostate cancer is overdiagnosed, meaning that the cancer would not have affected the person’s life if it hadn’t been detected or treated. This is the surprising revelation of new research by PCHSS Investigator Professor Paul Glasziou and his colleagues published in the journal BMJ Open in March 2019. Diagnosis of prostate...
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22
Feb

Congratulations to Amanda Reyes Veliz on being awarded a first class Honours degree.

Supervised by Partnership Centre members, Prof Jon Karnon and Kenneth Lo, Amanda Reyes Veliz from University of Adelaide has been awarded a first class Honours degree for her thesis, “End of Life Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities: A Realist Review”. Her research identified four context-mechanism-outcome-configurations in relation to the provision of high quality end-of-life...
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