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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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Our latest member interview is with Sophie Hickey, a Postdoctoral Research Officer at Mater Health.   Sophie currently manages a large longitudinal cohort study of Indigenous mothers and children designed to provide feedback to local service providers on best practice maternity care. The Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting Study is an NHMRC-funded five-year multi-methods evaluation of a new model of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families: Birthing in Our Community. It is a partnership between the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane Ltd, and the Mater Mothers Hospital. Four years in and the new model is proving popular with women and families and improving maternal and infant health outcomes.

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    • 12 JUN 18

    2018 Awards & Prizes – Call for Nominations

    Don’t forget to submit your nominations for the 2018 HSRAANZ’s awards. Our awards recognise individuals who have made significant contributions to the fields of health services research and health policy in Australia and New Zealand. This year we are calling for nominations for the Best Research Papers of the Year (overall, ECR and PhD) and for the Research Impact Award for outstanding research that has been successfully translated into health policy, management, or clinical practice. Nominations for all awards close on 31 July.

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    • 12 JUN 18

    Innovative models of general practice – The Kings Fund

    The Kings Fund’s latest report looks at innovative models of general practice from the UK and other countries and identifies key design features they believe will be important in designing effective GP services in the future.

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    • 10 JUN 18

    IHPA Consultation paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2019-20

    The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has released its Consultation paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2019-20.

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    • 10 JUN 18

    Out of Pocket Costs and Digital Health

    Following the recent ABC Four Corners program, out of pocket costs for health care have continued to hit the headlines and a new report from the Consumers Health Forum and The George Institute for Global Health argues that “the time is now ripe” to support the expansion of digital health technology in vital areas including chronic care and residential aged care.

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    • 10 JUN 18

    Putting the ‘public’ back in public health research

    Greater transparency and clearer communication are needed when involving the public in health research, according to a paper in the latest issue of Public Health Research & Practice (PHRP). The June issue of PHRP also includes a range of papers that, according to Editor-in-Chief Don Nutbeam, “strengthen confidence in the feasibility of conducting quality research that embraces the priorities and preferences of communities”.

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    • 04 JUN 18

    Victorian Cancer Agency 2018 Funding Round – closing soon

    The following funding schemes will close at 11.59pm on 12 June 2018: Two new schemes offered in 2018 under the Improving Cancer Outcomes Collaborative Research Grants and Workforce Schemes.

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    • 30 MAY 18

    Major review of New Zealand health system launched

    New Zealand Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced a wide-ranging review designed to future-proof New Zealand health and disability services.

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    • 22 MAY 18

    Reducing Non-Beneficial Treatment at the End-of-Life 2018-2020

    Congratulations to AusHSI and the Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR) at QUT and the University of New South Wales, University of Adelaide and the University of Queensland on beng awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded Partnership Project (APP1151923) to investigate the effectiveness and cost-consequences of an intervention to reduce the provision of non-beneficial treatment at the end-of-life.

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