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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 assessment; provision of advice/counselling; nicotine...
This Evidence Check review examined adolescents and young adults’ (AYAs) presentations to Emergency Departments. AYAs present primarily for musculoskeletal disorders, mental and behavioural disorders, and genitourinary, respiratory and infectious diseases and these differ proportionally among males and females. A number of ED presentations are avoidable....
This Evidence Check review examined factors relating to positive and negative experiences of patients in Australian hospitals. It drew on qualitative studies of patient reported experiences and found that small changes to health system operations and resourcing, and the way professionals engage with patients, could...
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 reduced length...