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Literature review

30 Sep 2017

This Evidence Check review examined the international evidence regarding effective management and care of people with severe and extreme behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

The review looked at what specialist dementia care units have been shown to be effective in managing...

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Literature review

25 Sep 2017

This Evidence Check review examined evidence about when inpatient care is the most effective and appropriate form of care for children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental disorders.

The evidence is limited and synthesis is difficult given the small sample sizes and variability...

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Literature review

30 Aug 2017

This Evidence Check review examines the current evidence for the clinical efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for patients with major depression and/or schizophrenia.

It also looks at evidence for the use of TMS within particular patient sub...

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Journal article

26 Jul 2017

Overdiagnosis occurs in a population when conditions are diagnosed correctly but the diagnosis produces an unfavourable balance between benefits and harms.

In cancer screening, overdiagnosed cancers are those that did not need to be found because they would not have produced symptoms or...

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Literature review

30 Jun 2017

This review was conducted to identify the most effective interventions to reduce the risk of alcohol and other drug (AOD) related harm among at-risk Aboriginal youth.

Fifty-two studies from across four countries were included in the synthesis of literature, which covered both peer-...

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Literature review

30 Nov 2016

This Sax Institute Evidence Check review examined evidence of the effectiveness of using public libraries as settings for health promotion and health education programs.

Although very few such programs have been evaluated and reported in the literature, there is evidence that it is...

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Literature review

30 Jun 2016

This Sax Institute Evidence Check review examines models of managing nicotine dependence in health facilities under a smoke-free healthcare policy directive.

The research evidence suggests that smoking cessation can be increased via a number of interventions including: smoking status...

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Research report

30 May 2016

This Evidence Check rapid review examined consumer enablement, defined as the specific components that combine to make a consumer engaged. 

The review explores this construct in the chronic disease population in relation to its determinants; the tools and instruments demonstrated to be...

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Literature review

31 Mar 2016

This Evidence Check examines the effect of comprehensive care in acute settings on patient outcomes.

The evidence shows that initiating a comprehensive care program has the potential to lead to increased patient satisfaction, increased involvement of patients in shared decision making and...

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Literature review

28 Feb 2016

This Evidence Check review examined organisations that have a key role in healthcare performance measurement and reporting across developed economies. A total of 34 organisations from...