Journal article

‘Sometimes they’re gammin, playing tricks, but sometimes it’s ears.’ The perspectives of urban parents and carers of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children on their journey to diagnosis of persistent ear health and hearing problems

This study investigated how access to, and availability of, ear health and hearing services contributes to the burden of avoidable hearing loss experienced by young, urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.
Literature review

Effects of employing primary care doctors in hospital care in improving quality of care and health outcomes of rural and remote patients: a scoping review

This rapid literature review was undertaken to refine the scope of subsequent research on the value of locating or employing primary care doctors in emergency or inpatient care of local hospitals.
Report

Economic and social impact of community rural healthcare

This research explores the relationship between primary health care sustainability and community economic development in rural and remote communities.
Report

Trusted autonomous systems in healthcare: a policy landscape review

This report draws on both the policy and the academic literature to provide an overview of the issues and challenges identified around the utilisation of autonomous systems in health and care, focusing on issues that are likely to impact the trustworthiness of, and trust in...
Guide

Yarning about sad news and sorry business

This toolkit, developed in collaboration with Health Consumers Queensland, gathers insights and perspectives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Queensland on engagement and consultation processes in relation to palliative care.
Fact sheet

Intellectual disability: person-centred care

This fact sheet provides information to support clinicians to provide better health care for people with intellectual disability. It focuses on person-centred care strategies.
Guide

National safety and quality primary and community healthcare standards

These standards have been developed for services that deliver health care in a primary and/or community setting. They are person-centred, and describe the processes and structures that are needed to deliver safe and high-quality health care.
Report

Reflecting poorly: health care in the U.S. compared to other high-income countries

No two countries are alike when it comes to organising and delivering health care for their people - creating an opportunity to learn about alternative approaches. The goal of this report is to compare the performance of health care systems of 11 high-income countries.
Policy report

Being equally well

This report from a number of leading health experts recommends major improvements to primary healthcare services in Australia to stop people with serious mental illnesses from dying between 14 and 23 years earlier than other Australians.
Report

Responding to our consultation: changes for more flexible and responsive regulation

The Care Quality Commission is currently in the process of developing a new five-year strategy, to run from 2021 – 2026. While it is carrying out a programme of engagement around the new strategy, CQC has also launched a consultation on proposals to make its...
Report

Aboriginal people’s experiences of hospital care

The report explores Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people’s experiences of care and examines differences in experiences at rural and urban hospitals, and trends over time.
Position paper

Recommendations for a tailored COVID-19 response for people with disability

This position statement and related communication recommends ways in which Australian state and federal governments should respond to the health, educational and social care needs of people with disability living in areas with high rates of infection, at the same time as how people with...
Position paper

People with disability and COVID-19

Leading health and disability researchers are calling for urgent action from state and federal governments to develop a targeted response to COVID-19 for people with disability, their families and the disability service sector.
Report

Hidden in plain sight: optimising the allied health professions for better, more sustainable integrated care

This report examines the evidence and identifies the critical changes that are key to designing a system with fully integrated allied health services aligned with the objectives of the health and disability system reforms.
Journal article

Prevalence of everyday discrimination and relation with well-being among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in Australia

This study employs a validated measure to quantify experiences of everyday discrimination in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults surveyed from 2018 to 2020.
Report

Switched on: how do we get the best out of automation and AI in health care?

This report offers in-depth analysis into the challenges and potential presented by automation and AI in health care and highlights wider implications for the future, setting out considerations for policymakers and the NHS.
Journal article

Australian Aboriginal techniques for memorization: translation into a medical and allied health education setting

It is clear from these studies that students in the medical and allied health professions expect that memorization will play a substantial role in their training, and they are receptive to learning techniques that can improve memory tasks. The students sampled in this work viewed...
Discussion paper

Our health and disability system

This paper summarises the New Zealand Government’s plan to strengthen the health system to ensure every New Zealander can access the right care at the right time.
Discussion paper

Te Ara Pounamu: A Tiriti-dynamic system

On 26 November 2020, Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency hosted a national virtual hui that brought together public and population health leaders and practitioners to connect and reflect on proposed system changes, challenges and future opportunities in Aotearoa New Zealand. The themes and views from...
Report

Medicare advanced imaging payment: dysfunctional policy making

This report outlines background information on U.S Medicare payment for imaging services in outpatient settings, followed by payment issues, trends and factors that make imaging payment policy difficult. It continues with an enumeration of recent policies designed to control Medicare spending on imaging, and offers...