Our Publications

Selected New Articles of Interest by Partnership Centre Investigators:

  1. Zurynski Y, Churruca K, Arnolda G, Dalton S, Ting HP, Hibbert PD, et al. Quality of care for acute abdominal pain in children. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2019 (Published Online First  November 27, 2019)
  2. Brown K, Zurynski Y, Altman L. Families as Partners: Co-design of a localised model of care for children with medical complexity living in rural Australia and evaluation using the Paediatric Integrated Care Survey (PICS). International Journal of Integrated Care. 2019; 19(4):616.
  3. Braithwaite J, Boyling C, Warwick M, Smith K-L, Zurynski Y, Hibbert P. (2019) Where the Rubber Meets the Road: A Learning Health Care System for Australia. A Working Paper Providing a Synthesis of Ideas Drawn from Selected Literature.
  4. Akbar S, Coiera E, Magrabi F. (2018) ISQUA18-1534 How safe is mHealth? Concerns about patient-facing mobile health applications and their consequences. International Journal for Quality in Health Care,18;30(suppl_2):49-50.
  5. Braithwaite J. (2018). Changing how we think about healthcare improvement. The BMJ, 361.
  6. Braithwaite J, Churruca K, Long JC, Ellis LA, Herkes J. (2018). When complexity science meets implementation science: A theoretical and empirical analysis of systems change. BMC Medicine, 16, 63.
  7. Braithwaite, J, Mannion, R, et al. (2018) The future of health systems to 2030: a roadmap for global progress and sustainability. International Journal for Quality in Health Care.30(10): 823–831.
  8. Caffery LJ, Bradford NK, Smith AC, Langbecker D. (2018) How telehealth facilitates the provision of culturally appropriate healthcare for Indigenous Australians. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 24(10):676-682.
  9. Churruca K, Ellis LA, Braithwaite J. (2018) ‘Broken hospital windows’: Debating the theory of spreading disorder and its application to healthcare organizations. (2018). BMC Health Services Research, 18, 201.
  10. Harris, I, O’Connor D, Buchbinder R. (2018). “Needless procedures: knee arthroscopy is one of the most common but least effective surgeries“. The Conversation, 13 September 2018.
  11. Hibbert P, Stephens J, de Wet C, Williams H, Hallahan A, Wheaton G, Dalton C, Ting HP,  Arnolda G, Braithwaite J. (2018). Assessing the quality of the management of tonsillitis among Australian children: A population-based sample survey. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 28 August 2018.
  12. Moynihan R, Barratt AL, Buchbinder R, Carter SM, Dakin T, Donovan J, et al. (2018) Australia is responding to the complex challenge of overdiagnosis. Medical Journal of Australia, 209(8):332.
  13. Page NJB, Baysari MT, Westbrook JI (2019) Selection and use of decision support alerts in electronic medication management systems in Australian hospitals: a survey of implementers. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 49(2):142-9.
  14. Zurynski Y, Breen C, Altman L, Woolfenden S, Ging J. (2019) Care coordination for children with medical complexity results in savings for the healthcare system and for families. International Journal of Integrated Care, 19(4):615.
  15. Zurynski Y, Grover CJ, Jalaludin B, Elliott EJ. (2019) Vitamin K deficiency bleeding in Australian infants 1993-2017: an Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit study. Archives of disease in childhood. Published Online First: 13 September 2019.

Research Stream 1: Using Analytics, Technology and Shared Data

  1. Banbury A, Nancarrow S, Dart J, Gray L, et al. (2018). Telehealth interventions delivering home-based support group videoconferencing: Systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(2),e25.
  2. Baysari MT, Zheng WY, Tariq A, Heywood M, Scott G, Li L, Van Dort BA, Rathnayake K, Day R, Westbrook JI. (2019) An experimental investigation of the impact of alert frequency and relevance on alert dwell time. International Journal of Medical Informatics,133:104027.
  3. Coiera E. (2019) The Last Mile: Where Artificial Intelligence Meets Reality. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(11):e16323.
  4. Coiera, E (2018) On algorithms, machines, and medicine. The Lancet. Oncology, S1470-2045(18): 30835-0.
  5. Coiera, E (2018) The fate of medicine in the time of AI. The Lancet, 392(10162): 2331-2332.
  6. Cunningham FC, Ranmuthugala G, Westbrook JI, Braithwaite J. (2019) Tackling the wicked problem of health networks: The design of an evaluation framework. BMJ Open, 9(5).
  7. Fraser, H, et al. (2018). Safety of patient-facing digital symptom checkers. The Lancet, 392(10161): 2263-2264.
  8. Franco G, Li L, Georgiou A. A snapshot of prostate-specific antigen testing in general practices across three primary health networks in Victoria. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. 2019;24:A37.
  9. Gates PJ, Baysari MT, Gazarian M, Raban MZ, Meyerson S, Westbrook JI. (2019) Prevalence of medication errors among paediatric inpatients: systematic review and meta-analysis. Drug Safety, 42(11):1329-1342
  10. Gates PJ, et al. (2019) The prevalence of dose errors among paediatric patients in hospital wards with and without health information technology: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Drug Safety, 42(1): 13-25.
  11. Gates PJ, Baysari MT, Mumford V, Raban MZ, Westbrook JI. (2019) Standardising the classification of harm associated with medication errors: The Harm Associated with Medication Error Classification (HAMEC). Drug Safety, Published Online First: 23 April 2019.
  12. Georgiou A, Sezgin G, Li L, Wilson R, McCaughey EJ, Lindeman R, Vecellio E, Westbrook JI. (2019) Who Gets a Laboratory Test in Hospital, Why, and How Often? A Retrospective Observational Study of 4 Australian Hospitals. The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, 4(3):343-354.
  13. Georgiou A, Li J, Thomas J, Dahm M, Westbrook JI (2019) The impact of Health Information Technology on the management and follow-up of test results – a systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 26(7):678-688.
  14. Jorgensen M, Siette J, Georgiou A, Warland A, Westbrook JI. (2018). Modeling the association between home care service use and entry into residential aged care: A cohort study using routinely collected data. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19(2), 110-116.
  15. Kocaballi AB, Berkovsky S, Quiroz J, Laranjo L, Tong HL, Rezazadegan D, Briatore A, Coiera E. (2019) Personalization of conversational agents in healthcare: A systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(11):e15360
  16. Li L, Vecellio E, Gay S, Lake R, MacKay M, Burnett L, Chesher D, Braye S, Badrick T, Westbrook JI, Georgiou A. (2018). Making sense of a haemolysis monitoring and reporting system: A nationwide longitudinal multimethod study of 68 Australian laboratory participant organisations. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 56(4), 565-573.
  17. Lichtner V, Baysari M, Gates P, Dalla-Pozza L, Westbrook JI. (2019) Medication safety incidents in paediatric oncology after electronic medication management system implementation. European Journal of Cancer Care, 28(6):e13152
  18. Lind KE, Gray LC, Raban MZ, Georgiou A, Westbrook JI. (2019) Anti‐dementia medication use by aged care residents with dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Published Online First: 25 March 2019
  19. Lind KE, Jorgensen M, Gray LC, Georgiou A, Westbrook JI. (2019) Anti-osteoporosis medication use in a high fracture-risk population: contemporary trends in Australian residential aged care facilities. Health Services Insights, Published Online First: 2 June 2019.
  20. Lind KE, Raban MZ, Georgiou A, Westbrook JI. (2019) NSAID use among residents in 68 residential aged care facilities 2014 to 2017: An analysis of duration, concomitant medication use, and high‐risk conditions. Pharmacoepidemiology Drug Safety, 28(11) 1480-1488.
  21. Lind KE, Raban MZ, Georgiou A, Westbrook JI. (2019) Duration of antipsychotic use by aged care facility residents with dementia. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders. Published Online First: 22 July 2019.
  22. Maali Y, Perez-Concha O, Coiera E, Roffe D, Day RO, Gallego B. (2018). Predicting 7-day, 30-day and 60-day all-cause unplanned readmission: A case study of a Sydney hospital. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making18(1), 1.
  23. Magrabi F, Habli I, Sujan M, Wong D, Thimbleby H, Baker M, Coiera E. (2019) Why is it so difficult to govern mobile apps in healthcare? BMJ Health Care Informatics, 26:e100006.
  24. Menon A, Gray LC, Fatehi F, Darssan D, et al. (2017). A comparison of characteristics of patients seen in a tertiary hospital diabetes telehealth service versus specialist face-to-face outpatients. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare23(10), 842-849.
  25. Menon A, Fatehi F, Ding H, Bird D, Karunanithi M, Gray L, Russell A. (2019) Outcomes of a feasibility trial using an innovative mobile health programme to assist in insulin dose adjustment. BMJ Health Care Informatics. 26(1).
  26. Ong, MS, Magrabi F, Coiera E. (2018). Delay in reviewing test results prolongs hospital length of stay: A retrospective cohort study. BMC Health Services Research, 18, 369.
  27. Prgomet M, Li J, Li L, Georgiou A, Westbrook JI. (2019) The impact of electronic meal ordering systems on hospital and patient outcomes: A systematic review. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 129:275-284.
  28. Scott IA, Cook D, Coiera EW, Richards B. (2019) Machine learning in clinical practice: prospects and pitfalls. Medical Journal of Australia, 211(5):203-205.e1.
  29. Sezgin G, Georgiou A. 29 Vitamin D test ordering practices of Australian general practitioners between 2007 and 2017: evidence from electronic health records. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. 2019;24:A21.
  30. Sezgin G, Li L, Wilson R, Westbrook JI, Lindeman R, Vecellio E, Georgiou A. (2019) Laboratory Test Utilization and Repeat Testing for Inpatients of Age 80 and Over in Australia: A Retrospective Observational Study. The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, 4(2):143-151.
  31. Shafiee Hanjani L, Peel NM, Freeman CR, Gray LC. (2019) Using telehealth to enable collaboration of pharmacists and geriatricians in residential medication management reviews. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 41(5):1256-1261.
  32. Shah Z, Surian D, Dyda A, Coiera E, Mandl KD, Dunn AG. (2019) Automatically Appraising the Credibility of Vaccine-Related Web Pages Shared on Social Media: A Twitter Surveillance Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(11):e14007.
  33. Snoswell CL, Caffery LJ, Haydon HM, Wickramasinghe SI, Crumblin K,  Smith, AC. A cost-consequence analysis comparing patient travel, outreach, and telehealth clinic models for a specialist diabetes service to Indigenous people in Queensland. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 2019;25(9), 537–544.
  34. Snoswell CL, Taylor ML, Caffery LJ. (2019) The breakeven point for implementing telehealth. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 25(9):530-536.
  35. Snoswell CL., Caffery LJ, Haydon HM, Wickramasinghe SI, Crumblin K, Smith AC. (2019) A cost-consequence analysis comparing patient travel, outreach, and telehealth clinic models for a specialist diabetes service to Indigenous people in Queensland. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 25(9):537-544.
  36. Surian D, Kim V, Menon R, Dunn AG, Sintchenko V, Coiera E. (2019) Tracking a moving user in indoor environments using Bluetooth low energy beacons. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 98:103288.
  37. Tariq A, Baysari M, Pedersen CH, Andersen MV, Larsen MM, Shahi M, Beveridge A, Westbrook JI. (2018). Examining barriers to healthcare providers’ adoption of a hospital-wide electronic patient journey board. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 114:18-26.
  38. Walter SR, Raban MZ, Westbrook JI. (2019) Visualising clinical work in the emergency department: Understanding interleaved patient management. Applied Ergonomics, 79:45-53.
  39. Wang Y, Coiera E, Magrabi F. (2019) Using convolutional neural networks to identify patient safety incident reports by type and severity. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 26(12):1600-1608.
  40. Westbrook JI, Li L, Shah S, Lehnbom EC, Prgomet M, Schofield B, Cresswell K, Slee A, Coleman JJ, McCloughan L, Sheikh A. (2019) A cross-country time and motion study to measure the impact of electronic medication management systems on the work of  hospital pharmacists in Australia and England. International Journal of Medical Informatics,129:253-259.

Research Stream 2: Reducing Waste and Low-value Care

  1. Bach AC, Lo KS, Pathirana T, Glasziou P, Barratt AL, Jones MA, Bell KJ. (2019) Is the risk of cancer in Australia overstated? The importance of competing mortality for estimating lifetime risk. Medical Journal of Australia. First Online 6 Nov 2019.
  2. Bell KJL, Doust J, Glasziou P. (2018). Incremental benefits and harms of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Guideline. JAMA Internal Medicine, 178(6), 755-757.
  3. Bell KJL, Doust J, Glasziou P, Cullen L, Harris IA, Smith L, et al. (2019) Recognizing the potential for overdiagnosis: are high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays an example? Annals of Internal Medicine. 170(4):259-61.
  4. Bonner C, McKinn S, McCaffrey K, Glasziou P, Irwig L, Doust J, Jansen J, Bell K. (2019) Is the NHS ‘Heart Age Test’ too much medicine? British Journal of General Practice, 69(688):560-561.
  5. Buchbinder R, Busija L. (2019;) Why we should stop performing vertebroplasties for osteoporotic spinal fractures. Journal of Internal Medicine. 49(11):1367-1371.
  6. Buchbinder R, van Tulder M, Öberg B et al. (2018). Low back pain: A call for action. Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group. The Lancet, 391(10137), 2384-2388.
  7. Cross AJ, Buchbinder R, Bourne A, Maher C, Mathieson S, Lin CC, O’Connor DA. (2019) Barriers and enablers to monitoring and deprescribing opioid analgesics for chronic non-cancer pain: protocol for a qualitative evidence synthesis using the Theoretical Domains Framework. BMJ Open, 9(11):e034039.
  8. Dobler CC, Glasziou P. (2019) Overdiagnosis in respiratory medicine. Respirology.  Published Online First: 17 June 2019.
  9. Gillies K, Chalmers I, Glasziou P, Elbourne D, Elliott J, Treweek S. (2019) Reducing research waste by promoting informed responses to invitations to participate in clinical trials. Trials, 20(1):613.
  10. Jessup, R, ’Connor D, Putrik P, Rischin K, Nezon J, Cyril S, Shepperd S, Buchbinder R. (2019) Alternative service models for delivery of healthcare services in high-income countries: a scoping review of systematic reviews. BMJ Open, 9: e024385.
  11. Maher CG, O’Keeffe M, Buchbinder R, Harris IA. (2019) Musculoskeletal healthcare: Have we over-egged the pudding? International Journal of Rheumatology, 22(11):1957-1960.
  12. Moynihan, R et al. (2019) Reforming disease definitions: a new primary care led, people-centred approach. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.
  13. O’Connor DA, Buchbinder R. (2019) More signals that overuse of healthcare is a pervasive problem contributing to health system waste. Internal Medicine Journal, 49: 815-7.
  14. O’Connor D, Gray LC, Phillips B. (2019) Telemedicine for diabetes and heart failure: an evidence review. MJA InSightPlus, 5.
  15. Pathirana T, Hayen A, Doust J, et al. (2019) Lifetime risk of prostate cancer overdiagnosis in Australia: quantifying the risk of overdiagnosis associated with prostate cancer screening in Australia using a novel lifetime risk approach. BMJ Open, 9:e022457.
  16. Sanders S, Thomas R, Glasziou P, Doust J. (2019) A review of changes to the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder age of onset criterion using the checklist for modifying disease definitions. BMC Psychiatry, 19(1):357.
  17. Thomas ET, Glasziou P, Dobler CC. (2019) Use of the terms “overdiagnosis” and “misdiagnosis” in the COPD literature: a rapid review. Breathe (Sheff), 15(1):e8-e19.
  18. Thomas ET, Guppy M, Straus SE, Bell KJL, Glasziou P. (2019) Rate of normal lung function decline in ageing adults: a systematic review of prospective cohort studies. BMJ Open, 9(6):e028150.

Research Stream 3: Promoting Better Value for the Health Dollar

  1. Afzali HHA, Bojke L, Karnon J. (2019) Improving decision-making processes in health: Is it time for (disease-specific) reference models? Journal of Applied Health Economic Health Policy.  Published Online First: 20 August 2019
  2. Afzali HHA, Karnon J, Theou O, Beilby J, Cesari M, Visvanathan R. (2019) Structuring a conceptual model for cost-effectiveness analysis of frailty interventions. PLoS One, 14(9):e0222049.
  3. Edney LC, Afzali H, Cheng TC, Karnon J. (2018). Mortality reductions from marginal increases in public spending on health. Health Policy. Advanced online publication.
  4. Karnon J, Edney LC, Afzali H. (2018). The political economy of the assessment of value of new health technologies. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 23(2), 116-122.
  5. Lo K, Karnon J. (2019) In-DEPtH framework: evidence-in formed, co-creation framework for the design, evaluation and procurement of health services. BMJ Open, 9(5): e026482.
  6. McIsaac, M., Scott, A. & Kalb, G. (2019) The role of financial factors in the mobility and location choices of General Practitioners in Australia. Human Resources for Health, 17-34.
  7. Reyes Veliz A, Gray J, Karnon J. (2019) Economics of multidisciplinary teams in oncology: a scoping review protocol. JBI Database Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports.  Published Online: 24 October 2019.
  8. Roseleur J, Harvey G, Stocks N, Karnon J. (2019) Behavioral Economic Insights to Improve Medication Adherence in Adults with Chronic Conditions: A Scoping Review. Patient. Published Online First: 23 July 2019.
  9. Scott A. (2018). Pump up the volume: making health and wellbeing the centre stage of economic growth. The Australian Economic Review, 51(2), 247–52.
  10. Scott A, Liu M, Yong J. (2018). Financial incentives to encourage value-based health care. Medical Care Research and Review, 75(1), 3-32.
  11. van der Pol M, Scott A, Irvine A. (2019) The migration of UK trained GPs to Australia: Does risk attitude matter? Health Policy, 23(11):1093-1099.

Selected Articles Prior to 2018 by Partnership Centre Investigators:

  1. Coiera E, S Hovenga EJ. (2007). Building a sustainable health system. IMIA Yearbook, (1),11-8.
  2. Braithwaite J, Marks, D and Taylor, N. (2014). Harnessing implementation science to improve care quality and patient safety in complex adaptive systems. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 26(3), 321-9.
  3. Westbrook JI, Gospodarevskaya E, Li L et al. (2015).  Cost-effectiveness analysis of a hospital electronic medication management system. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 22(4), 784-793.
  4. Glasziou P, Buchan H, Del Mar C, Doust J, Harris M, Knight R, Scott A, Scott IA, Stockwell A. (2012). When financial incentives do more good than harm: a checklist. The BMJ, 345:e5047.
  5. Scott A, Sivey P, Ait Ouakrim D, Willenberg L, Naccarella L, Furler J, Young D. (2011). The effect of financial incentives on the quality of health care provided by primary care physicians. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (9). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008451.pub2
  6. Karnon J, Stahl J, Brennan A, et al. (2012). Modeling using discrete event simulation: a report of the ISPOR-SMDM modelling good research practices task force-4. Medical Decision Making 32(5), 701-711. doi:10.1177/0272989X12455462
  7. Buchbinder R, Maher C, Harris I. (2015). Setting the research agenda for improving health care for musculoskeletal disorders. Nature Reviews Rheumatology, 11(10), 597-605. doi:10.1038/nrrheum.2015.81
  8. Brownlee S, Chalkidou K, Doust J, Elshaug A, Glasziou P, Health I, Nagpal S, Saini V, Srivastava D, Chalmers K and Korenstein, D. (2017). Evidence for overuse of medical services around the world. The Lancet, 390(10090), 156-168. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32585-5
  9. Glasziou P, Straus S, Brownless S, Trevena L, Dans L, Guyatt G, Elshaug AG, Janett R and Siani V. (2017). Evidence for underuse of effective medical services around the world. The Lancet; Right Care Series.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30946-1
  10. Saini V, Brownlee S, Elshaug AG, Glasziou P, Heath I. (2017). Addressing overuse and underuse around the world. The Lancet, 390(10090), 105-107. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32573-9

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