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.    

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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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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Systematic Reviews of Non-Research Evidence (Expert Opinion & Policy Documents) Workshop, 8 February 2019

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...
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Professor Braithwaite appointed as WHO advisor

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...
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2019 Choosing Wisely Australia meetings

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   _______________________________________________________________________________  

Who are Australians in 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

Designing your systematic review for maximum impact

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...
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Alternative Models of Care Delphi Study, 16 October 2018

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/.