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News in Health Economics Research and Evaluation

April 2017

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.

March 2017

It was a bit daunting taking on a PhD – I’m juggling family, part-time work and a full-time PhD, so having a supportive environment was the most important factor in deciding to go ahead.
Listen to interesting podcasts on the topic of GPs, advertising S3 medications, training the health workforce of the future and overcrowding in the emergency room

February 2017

Research looking at what matters to women when they make decisions about breast cancer should lead to better informed choices
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.

December 2016

Research Action awards were established in 2015 to recognise researchers whose work has made a real-world difference to health policy and practice, and to people’s health and wellbeing.

November 2016

CHERE celebrates 25 years of achievement and impact in health economics. Listen to Professor Tom Buchmueller presenting "Obamacare and the way ahead"
Vanessa Nolasco, CHERE's Finance and Administration Coordinator, received a Vice Chancellor's Career & Professional Development award for making a positive contribution to the work of the University
Professor Rosalie Viney, Dircetor of CHERE received the UTS Business School inaugural Distinguished Researcher award
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

September 2016

Stephen Goodall recently attended the ACORD 2016 workshop
Three staff members from CHERE attended the 5th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Preference Research (IAHPR) in Singapore
Six CHERE staff members attended the ISPOR 7th Asia-Pacific Conference in Singapore

August 2016

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

June 2016

Prof Marion Haas and Richard De Abreu Lourenco presented a workshop for the Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN) titled "Economic Evaluations in Implementation Science"
A study by CHERE Research Fellow Richard De Abreu Lourenco seeks to understand what factors influence a woman’s choice about breast cancer treatment and managing the risk of recurrence

May 2016

Fei-Li Zhao wins ISPOR 'Excellent Article Award'

April 2016

Download the CHERE Annual Report for 2015

March 2016

Health-care costs are rising, driven by expensive developments in treatments, more demanding populations and rising national wealth. We need to change the financing system to meet this challenge.

October 2015

The second International Academy of Health Preference Research meeting was held in Brisbane with staff from CHERE among the delegates.
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.
The UTS Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Research Excellence were held on Thursday 15 October where Marion Haas was a finalsit in the Researcher Development (including supervision) category.

July 2015

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.

June 2015

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.

May 2015

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.

September 2014

Changhao Hou, Research Fellow at CHERE, wins the best overall poster presentation at the ISPOR 6th Asia-Pacific Conference in Beijing, China

August 2014

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?

July 2014

Arguments against health co-payments proposed in May’s federal budget will come to the fore again shortly as the Senate considers whether it will pass the necessary legislation.