Patients

Conference paper

3 Sep 2018

This paper demonstrates an emotion-led design approach, and associated co-design methods, intended to help create medical waiting rooms where patients feel welcomed and cared-for.

Conference paper

3 Sep 2018

Providing patients with information about their medicines is an essential part of a therapy. This paper discusses six perspectives for the design of information for patients.

Conference paper

3 Sep 2018

This paper presents the main findings from designing and testing a prototype of a robotic device for stroke rehabilitation; including ease of use, how acceptance and initiation of use were implemented.

Conference paper

30 May 2018

This paper outlines the thinking behind the use of co-design workshops to engage a range of stakeholder representatives in the design and development of a Patient Experience Improvement Toolkit.

Report

30 Mar 2018

Executive summary Consumer health data – clinical and socio-demographic – is increasingly collected, linked and used, both with and without consumers’ knowledge and informed consent. There is increasing focus on ‘big data’, evidence-informed policy, and the value of data-driven service development and improvement. Recent...

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

This article describes the legal, ethical and professional considerations surrounding proffering a dermatological opinion in the case of suspected melanoma outside the clinical setting.

Report

27 Nov 2017

This report describes variations in admission policies and practices and how these differences may be impacting on national data on admitted patient care in Australia’s hospitals.

Journal article

1 Nov 2017

Pericarditis is an important diagnosis to consider, along with various other differential diagnoses, in a patient who presents with chest pain. This article describes in detail the common features, management and complications of pericarditis in the general practice setting.

Journal article

1 Sep 2017

Advance care planning (ACP) can positively affect end-of-life care experiences. This study found that co-locating ACP facilitators in general practice increased the number of referrals to the program and produced higher plan completion rates.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

This article outlines the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers with regards to the provision of personal health information within employment, and how medical practitioners can assist in advocating for their patient.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

Despite statins being so commonly used, little is known about the ‘real-world’ information needs of consumers using statins.

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

This paper provides an overview of data linkage and its relevance to general practice physicians.

Report

23 Jun 2017

Non-admitted patient care provided in public hospitals includes care provided in outpatient clinics at which patients consult specialist medical practitioners, or have diagnostic or other procedures, or are provided with allied health or specialist nursing care. This report summarises this type of hospital care for...

Report

30 Apr 2017

Primary care in Australia is a renovator’s opportunity. Avoidable hospital admissions cost the health system more than $320 million each year. Providing better care for people with diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other chronic conditions could save a significant proportion of this, as well as...

Journal article

11 Dec 2016

Background

The ‘inherited’ patient, where a patient switches to a new doctor, is a common and potentially challenging scenario, especially where drugs of dependence are involved. There are few resources to guide general practitioners (GPs) with an approach that ensures compassion and rational...

Report

1 Dec 2016

Summary

How much elective surgery was provided?

In 2015–16, Australia's public hospitals admitted almost 712,000 patients from elective surgery waiting lists (as either elective or emergency admissions). Data for 2015–16 for the Australian Capital Territory were not available at the time...

Journal article

1 Sep 2016

Background

Limited studies have explored the actual usage of the ‘after hours GP helpline’ (AGPH).

Objective/s

The objectives of the article are to describe medication-related calls to the AGPH and compare callers’ original intentions versus the advice provided by the...

Report

10 Aug 2016

Draws on data from almost 2,700 Aboriginal patients who were admitted to a NSW public hospital in 2014.

Summary

This edition of Patient Perspectives describes the experiences of 2,682 Aboriginal people who were admitted to a NSW public hospital during 2014....

Report

29 Jul 2016

Provides summary information on Australia’s public and private hospitals.

Introduction

Hospitals are an important part of Australia’s health landscape, providing services to many Australians each year . A summary measure of their significant role is the amount that is spent on them—an...

Overview

 

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