Katharina Hauck

Journal article

Adverse event rates as measures of hospital performance

Objectives Adverse event or complication rates are increasingly advocated as measures of hospital quality and performance. Objective of this study is to analyse patient-complexity adjusted adverse events rates to compare the performance of hospitals in Victoria, Australia. This study uses a unique hospital dataset that...

Do obese patients stay longer in hospital? Estimating the health care costs of obesity

Increasing obesity rates are a major public health concern in many countries, as the obese have significantly higher risks of developing serious illnesses such as type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, and various cancers. While it might be assumed that higher levels of obesity in...

Translational research in the area of inequalities in health related to obesity in Australia

Bruce Hollingsworth and Katharina Hauck question current economic theories about obesity, an important, if not the most important, public health concern of the future. They present preliminary results of quantitative analysis of Australian data to support their theories, and map out possible areas for future...