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Nicholas Graves

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Nicholas Graves is Professor of Health Economics at Institute of Biomedical and Health Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology Queensland Health, Australia. Nicholas is currently the Academic Director for The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation and the Academic Director for the Centre of Research Excellence in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections (CRE-RHAI), Queensland University of Technology / Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.
His applied research brings economics to the study of health-care. He has a programme of research that uses Bayesian methods for the synthesis of diverse sources of data that are subsequently used to inform parameters in decision models that address questions about the value of competing investments in health care sector alternatives. He supervises PhD students, teaches economics to post-graduate students and has made research contributions of international significance publishing in Nature, BMJ, AIDS, Health Economics, Lancet Infectious Diseases, The Journal of Infectious Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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ORCID ID

0000-0002-5559-3267

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Journal article

15 May 2019
6

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Objective To increase knowledge of how doctors perceive futile treatments and scarcity of resources at the end of life. In particular, their perceptions about whether and how resource limitations influence end-of-life decision making. This study builds on previous work that found...

Journal article

16 Oct 2017
287

The aims of this study are to estimate the incidence and duration of futile treatment in end-of-life hospital admissions and to assign a monetary value to the hospital bed days that were used.

Journal article

8 May 2016
189

Despite the potential harm to patients (and others) and the financial cost of providing futile treatment at the end of life, this practice occurs. This article reports on empirical research undertaken in Queensland that explores doctors’ perceptions about the law that governs futile treatment at...

Journal article

2 May 2016
98

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Objective: To investigate how doctors define and use the terms “futility” and “futile treatment” in end-of-life care.

Design, setting, participants: A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews with 96 doctors from a range of specialties which treat adults at the end...

Journal article

24 Apr 2016
206

Abstract

Objective Futile treatment, which by definition cannot benefit a patient, is undesirable. This research investigated why doctors believe that treatment that they consider to be futile is sometimes provided at the end of a patient's life.

Design Semistructured in-depth interviews....

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