This was a population-based comprehensive lifestyle intervention, conducted between 2008 and 2012 by the Health Promotion Service, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts, to promote healthy weight and physical activity in people with cardiac disease.
This report presents results from a series of surveys and discrete choice experiments (DCEs) for a policy-relevant case study of advertising of a pharmacist only product, using a realistic hypothetical information style advertisement.
The Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) reports published by the Research Excellence in Finance and Economics- Primary Health Care (REFinE PHC) Centre for Research Excellence are now available
Mike Woods, the former commissioner on the Productivity Commission’s 2011 inquiry into aged care, which led to the Living Longer Living Better reforms, has called on sector stakeholders to identify the key issues they want addressed in the review and to gather data as evidence to support their claims
Dr Alison Pearce who completed her PhD at CHERE (with Marion Haas as her principal supervisor) before undertaking a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Registry in Ireland. She will be returning to Australia and taking up her position at CHERE next April.
Not having someone at home to notice when you are unwell makes you more likely to need care in hospital.
Reducing isolation and increasing support will improve life for older singles but also put fewer demands on the health system, say CHERE researchers.
Whenever you see your family GP, visit a physiotherapist, or make a trip to the pharmacy, you have accessed a primary health care service. Defined as the first level of contact an individual has with the health care system, there is no doubt about the crucial role primary health care plays in society.
The REFinE-PHC team has published two working papers:
Bleeding hearts, profiteers,or both: specialist fees in an unregulated market - this study demonstrates that in an unregulated fee-setting environment, specialist physicians practice price discrimination on the basis of their patients’ income status.
Does living alone confer a higher risk of hospitalisation? This Working Paper uses a two-part model to examine the relationship between living alone and hospitalisations in Australia in terms of both the likelihood and the length of hospitalisation.
In his 2013 election campaign, Tony Abbott promised his government would build a world-class “five pillar economy”, encompassing manufacturing, agriculture, services, education and mining. On the eve of his government’s second budget, Michael Woods argues that health should have been one of those pillars.
Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced a review of Medicare that will “reform and revamp both the MBS (Medicare Benefits Schedule) and the primary care system so that they deliver better for patients”. But the reviewers will fail in their task unless they deal with the incentives to over-treat created by our fee-for-service system.
The 2014 budget introduced the notion of a co-payment to apply to the first ten GP visits. This has been one of the more unpopular budget measures, largely on the basis of the effect on the disadvantaged. The AMA today released its awaited alternative.
So how does the Australian Medical Association (AMA) plan compare with the government’s?