2,648 results match your criteria Australian Health Review[Journal]


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander preferences for healthcare settings: effective use of design images in survey research.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

The aim of this study was to develop an effective digital survey instrument incorporating images to investigate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander preferences for health clinics and hospitals, design of healthcare settings and the differences between inner regional and remote locations.Design-related constructs developed from qualitative interviews informed the construction of healthcare setting images. These images were embedded in an online survey instrument to elicit data on design preferences and an area-based recruitment strategy ensured participation by Indigenous Australians from three Queensland locations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18196DOI Listing

Incident haemodialysis and outcomes in the Top End of Australia.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

The Northern Territory has the highest incidence of haemodialysis care for end-stage kidney disease in Australia. Although acute kidney injury (AKI) is a recognised risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), the effect of AKI causing incident haemodialysis (iHD) is unknown. Audits identifying antecedents of iHD may inform health service planning. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=AH18230
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18230DOI Listing
April 2019
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Implementation science approaches to enhance uptake of complex interventions in surgical settings.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Achieving practice change in the complex healthcare environment is difficult. Effective surgical care requires coordination of services across the continuum of care, involving interdisciplinary collaboration across multiple units, with systems and processes that may not connect effectively. Principles of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) are increasingly being incorporated into facility policies and practice, but the literature reports challenges with both initial adherence and mid- to long-term sustainability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18193DOI Listing
April 2019
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Towards value-based healthcare - modelling an answer for cancer care delivery.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Apr;43(2):121-122

University of Western Australia, Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AHv43n2_EDDOI Listing

Robotic colorectal surgery in Australia: a cohort study examining clinical outcomes and cost.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

The aim of this study was to compare robotic versus laparoscopic colorectal operations for clinical outcomes, safety and cost. A retrospective cohort study was performed of 213 elective colorectal operations (59 robotic, 154 laparoscopic), matched by surgeon and operation type. No differences in age, body mass index, median American Society of Anesthesiologists score or presence of cancer were observed between the laparoscopic or robotic surgery groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18093DOI Listing

Local regional workforce returns on investment of a locally governed and delivered general practice vocational training program.

Authors:
Scott Kitchener

Aust Health Rev 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

This study evaluated a program arising from the Commonwealth policy of regionalised training for general practice with regard to the outcomes for the region investing in the training program. A complete operational audit was performed of the outcomes of a training provider of the Commonwealth program, evaluating workforce contribution and retention in the region during and after training, stratified for the effects of locally contextualising, advanced skill training and origin of trainee. The local regional workforce contribution during training peaked at 130 full-time equivalents in 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18027DOI Listing

Psychiatric morbidity, burnout and distress in Australian physician trainees.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity, alcohol use, burnout and compassion satisfaction among physician trainees in New South Wales, Australia, and examine links between personal, demographic and lifestyle factors.A total of 67 physician trainees were recruited to the study. Fifty-nine completed the online survey (88% response rate). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18076DOI Listing
March 2019
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Customised approaches to vocational education can dramatically improve completion rates of Australian Aboriginal students.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Completion rates in vocational education are typically poor for Aboriginal students (<30%). A scholarship program was designed for Australian Aboriginal students using five enablers of success previously identified for Aboriginal preregistration tertiary nursing students. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the five enablers contributed to the success of Aboriginal students in vocational education and whether there were any other enablers. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=AH18051
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18051DOI Listing
March 2019
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Model for integrated care for chronic disease in the Australian context: Western Sydney Integrated Care Program.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

To describe the implementation of a model of integrated care for chronic disease in Western Sydney. This model was established on the basis of a partnership between the Local Health District and the Primary Health Network.The Western Sydney Integrated Care Program (WSICP) focuses on people with type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and coronary artery disease or congestive cardiac failure. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=AH18152
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18152DOI Listing
March 2019
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Emerging role of the Australian private health insurance sector in providing chronic disease management programs: current activities, challenges and constraints.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

This study explored the current activities of a sample of Australian private health insurance (PHI) funds to support the care of people living with chronic conditions, following changes to PHI legislation in 2007 permitting funds to cover a broader range of chronic disease management (CDM) services.A qualitative research design was used to gather perspectives from PHI sector representatives via semistructured interviews with eight participants. The interview data were analysed systematically using the framework analysis method. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18164DOI Listing

End-of-life care in hospital: an audit of care against Australian national guidelines.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

The aim of this study was to map end-of-life care in acute hospital settings against Elements 1-5 of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care's (ACSQHC) Essential Elements for Safe and High-Quality End-of-Life Care.A retrospective medical record audit of deceased in-patients was conducted from 2016 at one public (n = 320) and one private (n = 132) hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Ten variables, key to end-of-life care according to the ACSQHC's Elements 1-5 were used to evaluate end-of-life care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18215DOI Listing

Trends in unplanned readmissions over 15 years: a regional Australian perspective.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

The aim of this study was to assess 15-year trends in unplanned readmissions in an Australian regional health service.Drawing on data held in the Illawarra Health Information Platform (IHIP), this longitudinal retrospective study of adults admitted to hospital between 2001-02 and 2015-16 assessed rates of unplanned all-cause readmissions within 30 days ('early') and 1-6 months ('late') following discharge. Rates were compared over time and between patient groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18072DOI Listing

Failure to access prescribed pharmaceuticals by older patients with chronic conditions.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Medication adherence is a significant public health concern. Australian studies of statins show patients facing the highest copayments are the least likely to be adherent. This study examined whether the association identified between adherence and costs for statins also applies to a wider group of medications prescribed for Australian patients with chronic conditions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18146DOI Listing
March 2019
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Codesigned framework for organisational culture reform in South Australian older persons.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

The Oakden Report documented failures in governance, clinical practice and organisational culture occurring at the Oakden Older Persons' Mental Health Service and drew national attention to the care of older people with complex clinical needs. Responding to the recommendations of the Report, a working group brought together stakeholders to engage in a codesign process involving literature review, gallery walks and focus groups, under the governance of the Oakden Response Oversight Committee. The working group developed a framework as a blueprint for organisational culture reform built around a central philosophy of compassionate relationship-centred care, supported by four priorities: developing a values-based workforce, cultivating psychological safety, facilitating excellence in care and providing transparent accountability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18211DOI Listing

Making sense of paying for performance in health care: short-term targets versus patient-relevant outcomes.

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Stephen Jan

Aust Health Rev 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Although there has been growing interest in pay-for-performance programs in health, the evidence of their success is weak. Reasons that have been posited for this are that they are misdirected (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18178DOI Listing
February 2019
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Readmissions following hospitalisations for cardiovascular disease: a scoping review of the Australian literature.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

International studies suggest high rates of readmissions after cardiovascular hospitalisations, but the burden in Australia is uncertain. We summarised the characteristics, frequency, risk factors of readmissions and interventions to reduce readmissions following cardiovascular hospitalisation in Australia.A scoping review of the published literature from 2000-2016 was performed using Medline, EMBASE and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) databases and relevant grey literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18028DOI Listing
February 2019

Taking the pulse of the health services research community: a cross-sectional survey of research impact, barriers and support.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

This study reports on the characteristics of individuals conducting health service research (HSR) in Australia and New Zealand, the perceived accessibility of resources for HSR, the self-reported impact of HSR projects and perceived barriers to conducting HSR.A sampling frame was compiled from funding announcements, trial registers and HSR organisation membership. Listed researchers were invited to complete online surveys. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18213DOI Listing
February 2019

Costs and consequences of an intervention-based program to reduce hospital-acquired pressure injuries in one health district in Australia.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

The aims of this study were to determine the costs of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) in one local health district in Australia and compare the costs and consequences of an intervention-based program with current practice to reduce HAPI incidence and prevalence.A retrospective cost-consequence analysis was conducted using HAPI incidence rate per occupied bed days, point prevalence rates, Australian Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG) costs and the costs of the program to reduce the HAPI rate. Data were analysed for two phases: preprogram implementation (1 June 2015-1 June 2016) and postprogram implementation (1 August 2016-31 July 2017). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18131DOI Listing
February 2019
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Community-based case management does not reduce hospital admissions for older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of community-based case management in reducing hospital admissions for older people.Five databases were searched from inception to March 2018. Trials were included if: (1) participants were community-dwelling adults aged ≥65 years; (2) intervention was community-based case management for ≥3 months; (3) outcomes related to hospital admissions; and (4) the design included a control group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18135DOI Listing
February 2019

Shared decision making implementation: a case study analysis to increase uptake in New South Wales.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

The aim of this study was to identify potential implementation interventions to increase the uptake of shared decision making (SDM) in clinical practice in New South Wales (NSW) Health. The Agency for Clinical Innovation hosted a full-day SDM masterclass in May 2017 and 53 attendees completed a survey to identify barriers to implementing SDM. The Theoretical Domains Framework, COM-B ('capability', 'opportunity', motivation' and 'behaviour') Model and Behaviour Change Wheel were used to conduct a theoretical analysis of the barriers and identify potential interventions to increase the uptake of SDM. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18138DOI Listing
January 2019

Allied health professionals in Queensland Health returning to work after maternity leave: hours of work and duration of time on part-time hours.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

The aim of this study was to provide a detailed description of the flexible working arrangements (FWA) used by allied health professionals (AHP) on return from maternity leave. This is a crucial issue for staff management practices in a changing regulatory context.A retrospective convenience sample of AHP employed by Queensland Health (QH) in 2006, using deidentified payroll data, was analysed descriptively to determine employment status on return from maternity leave in 2006 to December 2014. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=AH18110
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18110DOI Listing
January 2019
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Examination of the dependency and complexity of patients admitted to in-patient rehabilitation in Australia.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

The aim of this study was to determine whether there has been a measurable change in the dependency and complexity of patients admitted to in-patient rehabilitation in Australia between 2007 and 2016.A retrospective cohort study design was used to examine in-patient rehabilitation data held in the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre Registry Database for the period 2007-16. Epidemiological descriptive analysis was used to examine datasets for difference between four discrete years (2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18073DOI Listing
January 2019
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Barriers to and facilitators of health services utilisation by refugees in resettlement countries: an overview of systematic reviews.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the previously reviewed research literature to identify barriers and facilitators to health service utilisation by refugees in resettlement countries.An overview of systematic reviews was conducted. Seven electronic databases (Medline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PsycINFO, ProQuest Central, Scopus, EBSCO and Google Scholar) were searched for systematic reviews of barriers and facilitators to health-seeking behaviour and utilisation of health services by refugees following resettlement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18108DOI Listing
January 2019

'Right fit, right job, right time.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Staff turnover remains a significant financial burden across the healthcare sector. Traditional approaches to recruitment continue to prioritise competency-based outcomes over the cultural fit of applicants. This brief case study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of a new recruitment intervention on allied health staff attrition rates at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18095DOI Listing
January 2019

How Local Health Districts can prepare for the effects of climate change: an adaptation model applied to metropolitan Sydney.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Climate change adaptation can be defined as a form of risk management (i.e. assessing climate change-related risks and responding appropriately so that the risks can be pre-emptively minimised and managed as they arise). Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=AH18153
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18153DOI Listing
December 2018
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Investment in Australian mental health carer services: how much and does it reflect evidence of effectiveness?

Aust Health Rev 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

The aims of this study were to quantify Australian federal and state government expenditure on mental health carer services for 2014-15, map the types of services being provided and explore how funded service types compare with the evidence base for the outcomes of these carer services. Web searches were conducted to identify in-scope mental health carer services in Australia funded by federal and state and territory governments. Funding estimates were confirmed where possible with available government and carer organisation contacts. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=AH18065
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18065DOI Listing
December 2018
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Revenue of consultant physicians for private out-patient consultations.

Aust Health Rev 2019 Apr;43(2):142-147

Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Vic. 3010, Australia.

Objective The aim of this study was to determine the revenue to consultant physicians for private out-patient consultations. Specifically, the study determined changing patterns in revenue from 2011 to 2015 after accounting for bulk-billing rates, changes in gap fees and inflation. Methods An analysis was performed of consultant physician Medicare claims data from 2011 to 2015 for initial (Item 110) and subsequent (Item 116) consultations and, for patients with multiple morbidities, initial management planning (Item 132) and review consultations (Item 133). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH17274DOI Listing

Prevalence and characteristics associated with concurrent smoking and alcohol misuse within Australian general practice patients.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

This study sought to determine, among a large sample of Australian general practice patients: (1) the prevalence of smoking among different levels of alcohol misuse; and (2) whether the associations between demographic characteristics and alcohol use differ according to smoking status. A cross-sectional survey was administered from 2010 to 2011 to 3559 patients from 12 Australian urban general practices. Patients reported their demographic details, smoking status and their alcohol intake. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18126DOI Listing
December 2018
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Road deaths relating to the attendance of medical appointments in Queensland.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

This study sought to estimate and observe the risks imposed on patients as they travel to hospital for referred treatment. Factors such as distance and remoteness were compared to understand how they affect this risk. This study focused on Queensland residents attending specialist out-patient appointments in a Queensland public hospital throughout 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18159DOI Listing
December 2018

Are the benefits of new health services greater than their opportunity costs?

Aust Health Rev 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

The Australian health system performs well compared with other developed countries, but there is potential for improved health outcomes through the consideration of the opportunity costs of funding new health services. The opportunity costs of funding a new health service are the benefits forgone from the activities that would be funded if the new health service was not funded. When the forgone activity cannot be observed directly, the expected opportunity costs have been estimated as the expected gain in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) associated with marginal increases in government expenditure on health. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18087DOI Listing
December 2018

Work-related injury and illness in the Victorian healthcare sector: a retrospective analysis of workers.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Health and social care workers have a significantly higher rate of work-related injury and illness than workers in other industries. The objective of this study was to examine the rate and distribution of work-related injury and illness in the Victorian health and social care sector by demographic, occupation and injury characteristics. A retrospective cohort analysis was conducted of population-level workers' compensation claim records, including 43910 claims from the Victorian health and social care over a 10-year period from 2006 to 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18017DOI Listing
December 2018

Supporting Northern Territory Top End allied health graduates and early career staff by means of an interprofessional graduate program.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

For allied health graduate staff, entry into the workforce can be challenging and complex to navigate. Formal, structured graduate programs in the Northern Territory are limited and are typically discipline specific. Discipline-specific graduate programs focus on clinical and specific skill sets. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18142DOI Listing
November 2018

Documenting the process of developing the Victorian voluntary assisted dying legislation.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Many countries across the world have legislated for their constituents to have control over their death. Commonalities and differences can be found in the regulations surrounding the shape and practices of voluntary assisted dying (VAD) and euthanasia, including an individual's eligibility and access, role of health professions and the reporting. In Australia there have been perennial debates across the country to attempt legislative change in assisting a terminally ill person to control the ending of their life. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18172DOI Listing
November 2018
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'We get so task orientated at times that we forget the people': staff communication experiences when caring for Aboriginal cardiac patients.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of communication for staff providing cardiac care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in hospital and discuss potential improvements. Focus group discussions were performed with 58 multidisciplinary staff who provide care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiac patients in two metropolitan and two regional hospitals in South Australia and Northern Territory. Inductive thematic analysis was undertaken to identify staff perceptions of communication challenges and strategies for improvement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH17290DOI Listing
November 2018

Future of assisted dying reform in Australia.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) will come into force in June 2019, becoming the first law in Australia in 20 years to permit voluntary assisted dying (VAD). This paper considers how other Australian states and territories are likely to respond to this development. It analyses three key factors that suggest that law reform is likely to occur in other parts of Australia: (1) the growing international trend to permit VAD; (2) social science evidence about how VAD regimes operate; and (3) changes to the local political environment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18199DOI Listing
November 2018
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Allied health pre-entry student clinical placement capacity: can it be sustained?

Aust Health Rev 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Meeting the demand for clinical placements in an environment of increasing university cohort growth and changes in health service delivery models is challenging. This paper describes the outcomes of a quality review activity designed to gain key stakeholder perspectives on the enablers and barriers to sustaining effort to placement provision and reports on: (1) measures used to determine the effect of a jurisdiction-wide initiative in clinical education for five allied health professions; (2) outcomes of data related to key factors affecting placement supply and demand; and (3) qualitative perspectives from management, workforce and university stakeholders on placement sustainability. This study reviewed clinical placement, staff full-time equivalent numbers, university program and student cohort data for five allied health professions from 2013 to 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18088DOI Listing
November 2018
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Improving the utility of multisource feedback for medical consultants in a tertiary hospital: a study of the psychometric properties of a survey tool.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of a multisource review survey tool for medical consultants in an Australian health care setting. Two sets of survey data from a convenience sample of medical consultants were analysed using SPSS, comprising self-assessment data from 73 consultants and data from 734 peer reviewers. The 20-question survey consisted of three subscales, plus an additional global question for reviewers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH17219DOI Listing
November 2018

Transforming institutional racism at an Australian hospital.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

The aims of this study were to: (1) examine institutional racism's role in creating health outcome discrepancies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and (2) assess the management of institutional racism in an Australian hospital and health service (HHS). A literature review informed consideration of institutional racism and the health outcome disparities it produces. Publicly available information, provided by an Australian HHS, was used to assess change in an Australian HHS in five key areas of institutional racism: inclusion in governance, policy implementation, service delivery, employment and financial accountability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18062DOI Listing
November 2018
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Paramedic involvement in health education within metropolitan, rural and remote Australia: a narrative review of the literature.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

A growing body of research indicates that paramedics may have a greater role to play in health care service provision, beyond the traditional models of emergency health care. The aim of this study was to identify and synthesise the literature pertaining to the role of paramedic-initiated health education within Australia, with specific consideration of metropolitan, rural and remote contexts. A literature review was undertaken using the Ovid Medline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), EMBASE and Scopus databases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH17228DOI Listing
November 2018

Going digital: a narrative overview of the effects, quality and utility of mobile apps in chronic disease self-management.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Smartphone health applications (apps) are being increasingly used to assist patients in chronic disease self-management. The effects of such apps on patient outcomes are uncertain, as are design features that maximise usability and efficacy, and the best methods for evaluating app quality and utility. In assessing efficacy, PubMed, Cochrane Library and EMBASE were searched for systematic reviews (and single studies if no systematic review was available) published between January 2007 and January 2018 using search terms (and synonyms) of 'smartphone' and 'mobile applications', and terms for each of 11 chronic diseases: asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), diabetes, chronic pain, serious mental health disorders, alcohol and substance addiction, heart failure, ischaemic heart disease, cancer, cognitive impairment, chronic kidney disease (CKD). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18064DOI Listing
November 2018
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Digital transformation of hospital quality and safety: real-time data for real-time action.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

The Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care has created the National Safety and Quality Health Service standards that all hospitals must address in order to remain accredited. This case study details the first known digitisation of the 10 national quality and safety standards mandated in a quaternary integrated digital hospital. A team of clinical informaticians, information technology experts and clinicians was assembled. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18125DOI Listing
November 2018

Testimonials within health advertising in Australia: an analysis of current policy.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

The advertising of regulated health services to consumers is strictly regulated in Australia. The advertising prohibitions within the National Law that ban the use of testimonials relating to services provided by health practitioners have caused controversy, garnering mixed reactions from the health professions, health consumers and other stakeholders. Advertising that misleads health consumers may promote unnecessary and inappropriate engagement in health services and may therefore negatively affect consumers' ability to exercise autonomous decisions relating to their care. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=AH18103
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18103DOI Listing
November 2018
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A 5-year retrospective cohort study of unplanned readmissions in an Australian tertiary paediatric hospital.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Oct 29. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics and prevalence of all-cause unplanned hospital readmissions at a tertiary paediatric hospital in Western Australia from 2010 to 2014. A retrospective cohort descriptive study was conducted. Unplanned hospital readmission was identified using both 28- and 30-day measurements from discharge date of an index hospital admission to the subsequent related unplanned admission date. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18123DOI Listing
October 2018
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'We can work together, talk together': an Aboriginal Health Care Home.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

The aim of this study was to identify an Aboriginal community's aspirations for health service improvement during implementation of the Commonwealth's Health Care Homes (HCH) reform. This study was a qualitative study consisting of Aboriginal-controlled phenomenological enquiry in a large Aboriginal community in north-central Arnhem Land. A representative sample of 60 Aboriginal health service users identified shortcomings in their current experience of primary health care, including low cultural security. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18107DOI Listing
October 2018

Shoulder pain cost-of-illness in patients referred for public orthopaedic care in Australia.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Oct 15. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

The aim of this study was to calculate the societal economic burden of shoulder pain in patients on the orthopaedic waiting list at an Australian public hospital and calculate the cost (from the government's perspective) of care delivered by the hospital for those patients. A cost-of-illness analysis was undertaken in a cohort of 277 orthopaedic patients on the Gold Coast in Australia. Outcomes included a health care costs and impacts questionnaire, work absenteeism, presenteeism questionnaires (Work Limitations Questionnaire (WLQ) and Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire (WPAI)) and hospital care provision over a 2-year period. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=AH17242
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH17242DOI Listing
October 2018
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Understanding the role of the public transport network in the greater Sydney area in providing access to dental care.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Oct 11. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

The aim of this study was to examine the spatial accessibility of the aged and older adult population of the greater Sydney region to the bus public transport network, and the proximity of this transportation route to public and private dental services. This study used geographic information systems (GIS) to examine, at a population level, the spatial accessibility of the public transport network and dental provider locations. The prime focus of the present study was on the aging population residing within 50 km of the General Post Office of metropolitan Sydney. Read More

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http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=AH18046
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18046DOI Listing
October 2018
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Socioeconomic differences in access to care in Australia for women fearful of birth.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Fear of childbirth is known to increase a woman's likelihood of having a Caesarean section. Continuity of midwifery care is known to reduce this risk, but less than 8% of women have access to this relationship-based, primary care model. The aims of this study were to determine whether healthcare use and access to continuity models are equal across different indicators of socioeconomic status for women who are fearful of birth. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH17271DOI Listing
September 2018
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Improving health information to address low health literacy for patients with multimorbidity.

Aust Health Rev 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

A letter to the editor in response to the recently published article by Hill and Sofra (AHR, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18116DOI Listing
September 2018
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