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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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Katherine Harding is a Senior Allied Health Research Fellow and  Allied Health Clinical Research Office,  with Eastern Health.  Her research interest include improving access, triage processes and patient flow in outpatient health settings.  Katherine is a key member of the HSRAANZ Executive.

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    • 22 JUN 17

    2017 Awards & Prizes – Reminder Call for Nominations closing 31 July

    The call for nominations for the HSRAANZ Distinguished Investigator Awards and the Health Services and Policy Research Papers of the Year are now open. The call for nominations close on 31 July and the awards will be presented at the HSRAANZ Conference on 1-3 November. Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their contribution to Health Services Research or has produced an outstanding paper health services or policy research paper. Nominate Now!

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    • 22 JUN 17

    HSRAANZ Webinar Series – An introduction to the GRADE approach in systematic reviews and guideline development – 18 July

    In this short webinar A/Professor Zachary Munn Director Transfer Science, Joanna Briggs Institute and Director JBI Adelaide GRADE Center will provide an introduction to the GRADE approach in systematic reviews, health technology assessment and in developing trustworthy clinical guidelines.

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    • 22 JUN 17

    Improving health outcomes, wellbeing and equity for refugee background women, children and families

    This week is Refugee Week – a celebration of the contribution refugees make to our country, and to help raise awareness about issues affecting refugees.

    Through their research, or Corporate Member the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Refugee and Migrant Health Research Program is working to find ways to improve health outcomes, wellbeing and equity for refugee background women, children and families. Their Group Pregnancy Care project is trialling a new way of providing antenatal care to refugee background women and children to encourage a culturally safe, healthy start to life – and this is just one of their groundbreaking projects!

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    • 20 JUN 17

    State Health Budgets

    A look at how health has fared in the 2017-18 State Budget announcements.  

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    • 20 JUN 17

    Burden of cancer in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011

    Cancer was the greatest cause of health burden in Australia in 2011, accounting for around one-fifth of the total disease burden, according to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Most (94%) of this burden was due to dying prematurely, with only a small proportion of the burden due to living with a cancer diagnosis. This report explores in further detail the burden of cancer in Australia, including cancer burden in Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people, and by remoteness and socioeconomic group. It also looks at how the cancer burden has changed since 2003, and the potential burden of cancer expected in 2020.

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    • 20 JUN 17

    ‘Buurtzorg’. The Dutch word that could revolutionize healthcare

    A proactive approach to social care has enabled the Dutch healthcare system to reduce costs by around 40%, while the time it takes to administer care has been slashed by a staggering 50%. ‘Buurtzorg’, meaning ‘neighbourhood care’, allows nurses to act as a ‘health coach’ for their patients, advising them on how to stay healthy, caring for their needs and using their initiative. These impressive achievements have not gone unnoticed, with a host of other countries around the world considering a similar style of community care.

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    • 15 JUN 17

    Commissioning no cure for Australian health equity

    Though it has the potential to increase objectivity, improve targeted delivery of services and reduce conflicts of interest, opening primary care to market forces is a poor fit for the Australian context and stands to entrench disadvantage, according to a new study published this week.

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    • 13 JUN 17

    HSRAANZ Webinar – Conclusions versus Decisions in Quantitative Research – Recording Now Available

    Presented by Dr Catalin Tufanaru from the Joanna Briggs Institute this webinar draws on the insights from the works of brilliant statisticians, such as Fisher, Neyman, Pearson, Lindley, Birnbaum, Pratt, Raiffa, Good and Tukey to present the fundamental issues related to the debate regarding the distinction between conclusions and decisions in quantitative research.

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