In this blog Jason Soon, Senior Policy Officer (Health Economics), Policy & Advocacy, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians discusses the recent MJA article on “Countering cognitive biases in minimising low value care”Read more →
Our latest member interview is with Hamish Robertson, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Services Management, Faculty of Health, UTS. Hamish's research interests are health and medical geography in the fields of health, ageing and disability.
A video of this webinar is now available to view. Presented by Associate Professor Kees van Gool, Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, based at the University of Technology Sydney, the presentation focuses on the degree to which doctors use their freedom to set and differentiate their fees to different patients. .Read more →
The HSRAANZ has made a submission to SA Health’s consultation on its draft strategic framework to support health and medical research in South Australia. You can read the submission here.Read more →
Mental health care is under the spotlight in the latest issue of Public Health Research & Practice (PHRP), which includes articles on new ways to approach suicide prevention and a consumer’s perspective on an impending revolution in mental health care services.Read more →
GP job satisfaction falls while the challenges to the sector increase, says the ANZ – Melbourne Institute Health Sector Report released today.
Government funding reforms, demographic shifts and structural changes are transforming general medical practice in Australia, according to a major new study from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.
Led by Professor Anthony Scott, the ANZ and Melbourne Institute Health Sector Report analyses 10 years of the latest available public data about general practice as well as the Institute’s custom-designed longitudinal study – the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) survey of doctors.Read more →
The report describes the evolution of the field of health policy and systems research (HPSR) and provides figures on the number of publications produced, funding trends and institutional capacity in Low Income Countries (LMICs) to conduct HPSR. It provides insight into how the multidisciplinary and systems approach used in HPSR can help countries advance the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda. In the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era, where tackling inequity is centre stage, the report provides practical and insightful recommendations on how to reorient health research so that it may respond more effectively to public health challenges on a national and global level.Read more →
The amount of money spent on external consultants by New Zealand’s 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) is substantial and poorly monitored, University of Otago research suggests. In research published in the international journal Health Policy, Research Fellow Dr Erin Penno and Professor Robin Gauld of the Otago Business School estimated that each year DHBs pay external consultants anywhere between $10m and $60m. The pair also found many boards were unable to easily identify the extent or purpose of this consultancy activity, or distinguish it from other contracting. Only six said they had formalised policies in place regarding engaging such consultants.Read more →
The slides and video from Dr Steve Birch’s webinar are now available. In his webinar Steve presented a new approach to health workforce planning that accommodates changes in population needs, changes in the services planned to address needs and changes in the way those services are to be delivered was presented. The approach provides an important input to policies aimed at addressing the continuing rapid increases in the costs of publicly funded health care systems and answering claims that such systems are no longer sustainable.Read more →