BMJ Open

Journal article

13 Feb 2018

This study, in a representative sample of young people in detention in Western Australia, has documented a high prevalence of FASD and severe neurodevelopmental impairment, the majority of which had not been previously identified.

Journal article

19 Dec 2017

Background: There is growing recognition amongst health and medical research funders and researchers that translation of research into policy and practice needs to increase and that more transparency is needed on how impacts are realised. Several approaches are advocated for achieving this, including co-production of...

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7 Dec 2017

Abstract

Introduction: There is growing recognition among health researchers and funders that the wider benefits of research such as economic, social and health impacts ought to be assessed and valued alongside academic outputs such as peer-reviewed papers. Research translation...

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1 Oct 2017

This article examines the impact of state/territory policy support on the uptake of evidence-based continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities and the quality of care for Indigenous Australians.

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14 Sep 2017

This article outlines trends in ages and causes of death in a remote-living Australian Aboriginal group over a fifty-year period.

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22 May 2017

This paper describes a developmental evaluation to support and refine a novel interactive dissemination project using aggregated CQI data from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare centres in Australia.

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8 Feb 2017

Objectives To investigate mortality and its causes in adults over the age of 20 years with intellectual disability (ID).

Design, setting and participants Retrospective population-based standardised mortality of the ID and Comparison cohorts. The ID cohort comprised 42 204 individuals who registered for disability...

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7 Nov 2016

Objectives Many reports exist of the cardiovascular toxicity of smoked cannabis but none of arterial stiffness measures or vascular age (VA). In view of its diverse toxicology, the possibility that cannabis-exposed patients may be ageing more quickly requires investigation.

Design Cross-sectional and...

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16 Feb 2016

Examines the extent to which membership in social groups following retirement determines quality of life and mortality.

Abstract Objectives: Retirement constitutes a major life transition that poses significant challenges to health, with many retirees experiencing a precipitous decline in health status following retirement....

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21 Oct 2015

Objectives: Indigenous Australians have a disproportionately high burden of chronic illness, and relatively poor access to healthcare. This paper examines how a national multicomponent programme aimed at improving prevention and management of chronic disease among Australian Indigenous people addressed various dimensions of access.

Design:...

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10 Jun 2014

A study has found that three quarters of Australians and New Zealanders admitted to hospital with severe heart conditions are not receiving the basic preventive care needed to reduce their chance of future heart attacks.

“It’s not good enough that the majority of patients...

Journal article

1 Feb 2012

Introduction: In recent years in keeping with international best practice, clinical guidelines for common conditions have been developed, endorsed and disseminated by peak national and professional bodies. Yet evidence suggests that there remain considerable gaps between the care that is regarded as appropriate by...