• 16 APR 19

    HSRAANZ Webinar Recording Now Available – Two statistical techniques for evaluating natural policy experiments in public health.

    In this webinar,Heather Brown Snr Lecturer in Health Economics, Newcastle University, UK introduces the statistical techniques of difference in difference approach and interrupted time series. These are before/after study designs which can be used to evaluate natural policy experiments/public health interventions where a randomised control trial is not possible.

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    • 09 APR 19

    Labor’s cancer package would cut the cost of care, but beware of unintended side effects

    In this article republished from The Conversation, Kees Van Gool, University of Technology Sydney and Jane Hall, University of Technology Sydney discuss some important policy considerations a Shorten government would need to plan for to ensure their A$2.3 billion package to provide free medical scans and specialist consultations for cancer patients, plus automatic listing of new cancer therapies on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) once they’re recommended by the nation’s expert advisory panel, provides optimal care, improves patient outcomes, and does actually reduce out-of-pocket costs.

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    • 04 APR 19

    HSRAANZ Submission to the final consultation on New Zealand’s first prioritisation vehicle for health research

    Read the Association’s submission to the final consultation on New Zealand’s first prioritisation vehicle for health research. We were particularly pleased to see the support for health services research and the strong focus on equity in the revised document. It will be important to see these now translate into future funding opportunities.

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    • 03 APR 19

    Research Australia – 17th Health and Medical Research Awards

    Research Australia is calling for nominations for the Health and Medical Research Awards for 2019. These prestigious awards are a celebration of the outstanding efforts and achievements of individuals and teams who drive and support the opportunities that health and medical innovation bring to each and every one of our lives.

    Primary nominators must be from a member organisation of Research Australia. HSRAANZ is a member organisation therefore all of our financial members can make a nomination.

    Categories include the “Health Services Research Award”. This Award is for an individual who has provided leadership and made an outstanding contribution to health services research; driven research that has led to a significant improvement in healthcare; and/or has championed the development of the health services research field.

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Member Profile

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.

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