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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.

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    • 03 JUL 17

    Centre for Big Data Research in Health – Scientia Scholarships

    Applications are now open for the prestigious UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Schemes on big data projects led by the Centre for Big Data Research in Health.

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    • 27 JUN 17

    Cross-agency taskforce to develop the Government’s response the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on data availability.

    A cross-agency Data Taskforce is leading a whole of government response to the Productivity Commission’s Final Report into Data Availability and Use, released recently. The report will be finalised towards the end of 2017. A Data Availability and Use website has also been launched, to provide an overview of the Productivity Commission’s Final Report.

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    • 26 JUN 17

    Launch of NZ’s Health Research Strategy

    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith launched the New Zealand Health Research Strategy 2017–2027 on 22 June last week at the Clinical Trials Unit at Wellington Hospital.

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    • 22 JUN 17

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

    A video of our latest webinar is now available to view. In this short webinar A/Professor Zachary Munn Director Transfer Science, Joanna Briggs Institute and Director JBI Adelaide GRADE Center provides 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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