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Antidepressants are not as effective as we once believed.
SummaryAustralia has one of the highest rates of antidepressant use in the world; it has more than doubled since 2000, despite evidence showing that the effectiveness of these medications is lower than...
With a burgeoning world population, expansions in medical intervention, and intensified agriculture, the need for antibiotic stewardship is increasingly clear. Declining efficacy of antimicrobial prophylaxis for surgery or chemotherapy, and emergence of pan-resistant pathogens, warn of a post-antibiotic era. In the evolutionary arms race of...
This lecture was filmed on 18 May 2015 as part of the public lecture series of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at the Queensland University of Technology.
Topic: Rationing - The case of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the...
This report presents findings on the impact of maternity quality and safety programmes in New Zealand.
Local maternity quality and safety programmes have been operating in each district health board (DHB) since 2012 and have raised the profile of maternity quality...
This report proposes a case for abolishing the Medicare Schedule Fee, arguing that is has failed to establish a cooperative platform for dealings with the profession over the setting of fees.
GPs have been willing to bulk bill for over 80%...
What are the issues related to health professionals’ changing scope of practice in Australia?
There is evidence that the current organisation of health professionals and health practitioners, and their associated scope of practice, are not suited to meet the...
Executive summaryClinical decision-making tools can be considered in two broad categories – those designed to be used by clinicians and those designed to promote shared decision making with the clinician and patient together. The potential effect of computerised clinical decision support systems...
Presents an overview of admitted patient activity in Australia’s public and private hospitals.
How much admitted patient care was provided? In 2013-14, there were more than 9.7 million separations from hospitals-5.7 million in public hospitals and 4.0 million in private...
Presents data for 19 ‘process-of-care’ and ‘health outcomes’ indicators, which focus on the prevention and management of chronic disease and maternal and child health.
Summary The New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services program, funded by the Australian Government, aims to increas access to,...
Provides resources and information to support service planning and delivery regarding diabetes care.
Introduction Diabetes mellitus is a long term complex metabolic disorder characterised by high levels of blood glucose and caused by defects in insulin secretion and/or action. Diabetes increases the risk...