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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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We are pleased to welcome our latest Corporate Member.  The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre is an academic research organisation at the University of Sydney, Australia and a leader in the conduct of large-scale collaborative clinical trials and high quality trial related research in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and perinatal disorders.

The Centre's health economics group undertakes methodological and applied health services research including within-trial and modelled economic evaluations, preference studies and meta-analyses that inform health policy and decision making.


    • 21 SEP 17

    New Zealand’s health service performs well, but inequities remain high

    In this article, which is part of The Conversation’s global series about health systems, examining different health care systems all over the world, our past president Jacqueline Cumming explores New Zealand’s health care system. Comprehensive and largely publicly funded, the New Zealand System generally performs well, but there are significant inequities in access and outcomes.

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    • 31 AUG 17

    Uncovering Scandinavia’s health-data secrets

    While other countries are increasingly using health data in clever ways, Australia is being left behind according to a recent article published in the Medical Republic . “This is a global phenomenon and Australia, to its detriment, is not yet participating,” the Productivity Commission said in its March 2017 commission’s report.

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    • 28 AUG 17

    In the news – “junk health insurance policies”

    Last week the Australian Medical Association (AMA) president, Michael Gannon, spoke out against “junk” health-insurance policies, saying these are “worth nothing more than the paper they’re written on”, and pushing the federal government to streamline policies so people know what they are buying.

    Continuing this theme Lesley Russell, Adjunct Associate Professor, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney has written in the Conversation “Getting rid of junk health insurance policies is just tinkering at the margins of a much bigger issue”

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    • 28 AUG 17

    In the news – Over-diagnosis

    Over diagnosis continues to feature in the journals and press this week.

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    • 28 AUG 17

    King’s Fund Report – Developing accountable care systems: lessons from Canterbury, New Zealand

    This report form the King’s Fund considers the lessons that the NHS can learn from the health system in Canterbury, New Zealand, as it embarks on its own journey of transformation.

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    • 28 AUG 17

    Nuffield Trust Report – Primary Care Home: Evaluating a new model of primary care

    The Nuffield Trust has published an evaluation report on the Primary Care Home model – a way of organising care for groups of 30,000 to 50,000 patients. Established in the UK last year, the model seeks to link staff from general practice, community-based services, hospitals, mental health services, social care and voluntary organisations to deliver joined-up care. The model was piloted in 15 rapid test sites, each of which qualified for £40,000 of start-up funding from NHS England. Since then another 170 sites have signed up.

    The Trust has also published a blog by Stephanie Kumpunen on her learning from the report, and a guest blog from Dr Nav Chana from the National Association of Primary Care outlining the progress of the Primary Care Home programme.

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    • 24 AUG 17

    HSRAANZ corporate member – RSL Care + RDNS has a new name

    RSL Care + RDNS was created when the two well-respected and iconic providers merged in 2015 to deliver more services, supporting more people through all life stages and health needs. The organisation will now be known as Bolton Clarke, a name that honours two key pioneers in community service whose values helped to shape the organisation and continue to drive its purpose.

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    • 24 AUG 17

    How the NHMRC could support more research and increase its value

    In this article from Croakey the HSRAANZ President Jon Karnon discusses the NHMRC’s review of its grant application processes and argues that if new drugs and medical services have to demonstrate their value before attracting a public subsidy then so too should medical research.

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