About the HSRAANZ

Founded in 2001, the Health Services Research Association of Australia & New Zealand (HSRAANZ) supports and promotes the conduct and dissemination of applied research to improve the delivery and organisation of health services in Australia and New Zealand. With a wide range of individual and corporate members from universities, research centres, government departments, independent government agencies, and consumer groups the Association bridges the gap between research and policy, as well as reflecting consumer issues. We also have two special interest groups, focussing on Emerging Researchers and Indigenous Health Services Research, both of which have a prominent role at our main conference. [read more]


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Professor Colette Browning

This month we spoke with Professor Colette Browning, Director of the RDNS Institute, our latest corporate member.

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    • 24 JUN 16

    HSR17 – ‘Shifting Priorities: balancing acute and primary care services’

    Professor Nick Graves looks forward to our 10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference which will be held at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast Queensland on Wed 1st –Fri 3rd November 2017. This is a wonderful location for a meeting. The theme is ‘Shifting Priorities: balancing acute and primary care services’ and it’s topical.

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    • 07 JUN 16

    HSRAANZ Submission – Australian Medical Research and Innovation Five Year Strategy

    The HSRAANZ has made a submission to The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board’s (Advisory Board) call for views and ideas on its Strategy and Priorities, which are intended to ensure a coherent and consistent approach is adopted when disbursing MRFF funding into the health and medical research sector. The Association’s submission concentrate’s on the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy (Strategy). The submission “A Research Strategy to Improve Health Services Research” defines two broad forms of HSR – local HSR and large scale HSR – and provides a rationale and some broad suggestions to improve the conduct and impact of both forms of HSR in Australia. It concludes that further work is required to develop and appraise specific actions, but an overarching component of the submission is the call for a National Centre for Health Services Research. The Centre will oversee both forms of HSR and provide the basis for developing the necessary infrastructure to ensure HSR reaches its potential to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians. We would welcome comments on our approach.

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    • 06 JUN 16

    HSRAANZ Data Availability Survey

    If you have accessed external existing datasets to support health services research, we would like to use your views and experiences to inform a submission to the Australian Productivity Commission public inquiry into data availability and use. Please take 10 minutes to complete our “Data Availability Survey”.

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  • Journal Article of the Month

    journalsGeneral Practitioners' prescribing of lipid-lowering medications for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, 2001-2014.

    Amal N Trivedi, Allan J Pollack, Helena C Britt, Graeme C Miller, Christopher Harrison and Margaret A Kelaher

    Med J Aust 2015; 203 (10): 407.  doi:10.5694/mja15.00693



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