On 6 May 2019, the PCHSS hosted its annual Investigator Meeting at Macquarie University. Over 50 people, including academic researchers, healthcare system-based leads and funding partners, met to discuss the progress made by the PCHSS research and the future of health system sustainability. Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite opened the workshop with an overview of the structure... Read More
“WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE” In the future a larger, and so more expensive, medical workforce is likely to face increased competition, along with increasing pressures from within to change cultures and demonstrate improved value and productivity for patients, governments and private health insurers. Technology (and better information) needs to be used cautiously to ensure... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
More than a quarter of residents of Australian aged care facilities suffered at least one pressure injury in a two-year period, a study has found. Read the full story about Professor Johanna Westbrook and colleagues’ research in the Lighthouse this week.
There is a disconnect between how patient care information systems function and the real-life demands of healthcare. Errors arising from this problem can be hard to spot and even harder to fix, explains Mi Ok Kim, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in California, Farah Magrabi, associate professor of Health Innovation in Australia, and Enrico Coiera,... Read More
Read this insightful new article in the Sydney Morning Herald by PCHSS’ Professor Johanna Westbrook on how negative workplace interactions can adversely affect patient outcomes.
This new piece in The Conversation by Assistant Professor Ray Moynihan and Professor Paul Glasziou explains how changes in the definition of a disease (such as hypertension or gestational diabetes) cause people who are well to suddenly be labelled as ill. While early diagnosis of illness can lead to better outcomes, the definitions are often... Read More
Listen to Professor Rachelle Buchbinder on ABC Health Report explain why keyhole shoulder surgery shouldn’t be performed to alleviate subacromial pain syndrome.
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.