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... Read More
Professors Tony Scott and Peter Brooks explain why the proposed Morrison government website to disclose medical specialist fees isn’t enough to rein in exorbitant costs. Read more in The Conversation: We need more than a website to stop Australians paying exorbitant out-of-pocket health costs.
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... Read More
Systematic reviews of non-research evidence are a powerful tool for gaining a comprehensive synthesis of the state of knowledge on a research question. They are particularly relevant to health and medical researchers, especially when the research question is unlikely to be covered in the peer-review literature because the area of study is very new, the... Read More
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University, has been appointed as Temporary Adviser to Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, Regional Director, World Health Organisation (WHO), Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office. The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office serves 21 countries in the region. Professor Braithwaite will attend the first meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee... Read More
Choosing Wisely Australia has announced two new events related to addressing low-value care for 2019. Registration is now open for ▷ Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting– Melbourne, Thursday 30 May 2019 ▷ Wiser Healthcare Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference – Sydney, 5-7 December 2019 _______________________________________________________________________________
Five Macquarie University academics give a snapshot of what it means to be an Australian right now. Find out what the PCHSS’s own Professor Enrico Coiera thinks about the future of Australia and its health system. https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/january/what-does-it-mean-to-be-an-australian-in-2019
Tickets on sale now: Friday, 8 February 2019: The NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability and the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Digital Health are hosting a one-day workshop in early 2019 to demonstrate how to create impactful systematic reviews (‘grey literature’). With Dr Catalin Tufanaru and Associate Professor Zurynski. Limited to 25... Read More
On 16 October, stakeholders were invited to attend a one day workshop at Macquarie University hosted by Research Stream 2.2 to prioritise the alternative models of care that had shown promise following a systematic review of the literature. The webinar and slides can be downloaded here: https://www.healthsystemsustainability.com.au/2018/10/24/alternative-service-models-to-achieve-lower-cost-delivery-of-healthcare/.
On 15 and 16 October, the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability hosted researchers from the Centre’s ‘Reducing waste and low-value care’ research stream (2.2). Associate Professor Yvonne Zurynski opened the meeting with an overview of the Centre’s recent activities. These include the recently completed Crowd-Wisdom survey at the International Hospital Federation’s World Hospital... Read More