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.
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