11
Jul

PCHSS Annual Report for Year 3 (2019-2020)

The NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability is a $10.75 million, five-year collaboration involving 17 lead investigators, 20 expert advisors and over 40 system implementation partners from around Australia. The Centre is led by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite. In its third year, the Centre continued to expand its internationally recognised research to improve healthcare services...
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30
Jun

Telehealth in lockdown meant 7 million fewer chances to transmit the coronavirus

fizkes/ Shutterstock Centaine Snoswell, The University of Queensland; Anthony Smith, The University of Queensland, and Liam Caffery, The University of Queensland The expansion of telehealth services was a deliberate strategy to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission between practitioners and patients, so is it working? According to our analysis, the answer is that telehealth...
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22
May

PCHSS Investigator and Partners are contributing to their expertise to overcoming COVID-19

In rising to the challenge of these unprecedented times, PCHSS Investigators and partners have published research, resources, and editorials to increase the evidence base around COVID-19 and to inform policy makers, healthcare professionals, the public and other decision makers. We have created, and are continually updating, a new webpage of these resources. https://www.healthsystemsustainability.com.au/covid-19-related-outputs-from-the-pchss-network/ Check back frequently...
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22
May

Not all research is good research… especially during a pandemic

In an editorial for The BMJ, PCHSS researcher Professor Paul Glasziou and colleagues highlight the “deluge of poor quality research” that is undermining an evidence-based response to COVID-19. In “Waste in covid-19 research”, the authors highlight the ways in which, amidst the unprecedented attention that the coronavirus is receiving, the rush to generate new findings...
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21
May

PCHSS Investigator Professor Rachelle Buchbinder receives $3M NHMRC Investigator grant

Professor Rachelle Buchbinder, Research Lead on PCHSS’ Lower Cost Delivery of Effective and Appropriate Services stream, received a nearly $3M, five-year NHMRC Investigator Grant, entitled, “Better evidence more rapidly implemented to optimise health for people with musculoskeletal conditions” in the latest funding round. In her grant, Professor Buchbinder explained, Musculoskeletal conditions place a huge burden...
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1
May

Understanding accidents: looking to safety science for investigating healthcare missteps

In an article in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care published on 18 March, PCHSS investigator Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite and colleagues Professor Siri Wiig and Dr Robyn Clay-Williams describe how healthcare would do well to look to safety science to expand its capabilities for understanding accidents. “It’s time to step it up. Why...
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16
Apr

New study examines productivity in Victorian public hospitals

Hospital expenditures have been growing rapidly in many developed economies, putting increasing pressure on public finances. In this environment, improving the productivity and efficiency of hospitals is an attractive option for policymakers. A new study, An Examination of Public Hospital Productivity and its Persistence: An Index Number Approach, published in The Australian Economic Review on...
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