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Seminar: Current Issues in U.S. Health Policy

Monday 10th April, 1.00pm Room 3066 Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building Benjamin P. Geisler, M.D., M.P.H., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, U.S.A. The seminar will provide a brief overview about the differences between the United States’ health care system and others around the world. The signature legislation of the Obama administration was […]

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Infant simulator-based program did not reduce teen pregnacy

Assoc Prof Sally Brinkman led a Lancet publication, with Dr Murthy Mittinty from the School of Public Health, and with colleagues from WA, titled “Efficacy of infant simulator programmes to prevent teenage pregnancy: A school based cluster randomised controlled trial in Western Australia”. Baby simulator programs are used around the world often in hopes of […]

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What happens on a study tour to China?

Study Tour: Public Health International Program China Some of our undergraduate students recently participated in our Study Abroad program to China and they shared some of their experiences throughout the trip. If you’d like to know more about our Study Abroad opportunities please visit the Global Learning site. You might be interested in the next […]

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New Professor Tony McMichael Memorial Prize – Master of Public Health

On Thursday 2nd June the School of Public Health had the great honour of presenting the inaugural Professor Tony McMichael Memorial Prize to Jodi Gray. This prize was established with great thanks to Prof McMichael’s wife, Associate Professor Judith Healy, and is an annual student award for excellence in the completion of our Master of […]

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No-one should get dud hospital care – it’s time to lift our game on quality and safety

Prof Jonathan Karnon, Professor of Health Economics In 2013-14, Australian governments spent A$105 billion on health; A$44 billion of that was on public hospitals. The Commonwealth government is increasingly concerned with the size of the health budget and has acted to reduce the inappropriate use of Medicare benefits. But the Commonwealth government has less influence […]

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The Joanna Briggs Institute develops evidence-based guidance for caring for families who experience stillbirth

Despite the relatively high prevalence of stillbirth, there is limited and sometimes conflicting evidence regarding practices by healthcare professionals caring for families that have experienced it, both in hospital and when parents return home. Some research also suggests that healthcare professionals are often ill-equipped to communicate with and provide meaningful and culturally appropriate care for […]

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Book: Discrete Event Simulation for Health Technology Assessment

Following on from chairing an international modelling good research practices taskforce, Professor Jon Karnon and colleagues have published a textbook to inform the use of discrete event simulation for health technology assessment. “Discrete Event Simulation for Health Technology Assessment” by J. Jaime Caro, Jörgen Möller, Jonathan Karnon, James Stahl and Jack Ishak. Published by Chapman […]

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New cancer drugs are very expensive – here’s how we work out value for our money

The remit of the PBS is to provide access to effective and safe pharmaceuticals at a price that provides value for money to the Australian taxpayer. It decides which new drugs it will subsidise based on recommendations from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). But how does the PBAC assess value for money? Read more […]

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Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours in the School of Population Health

The School of Population Health congratulates two of our academics and researchers who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours list last weekend. Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia: Dr Richie (Richard) Gun – for distinguished service to medicine, particularly in the field of occupational health and safety, and […]

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Alan Williams Fellowship awarded to Dr Hossein Afzali

We congratulate Dr Hossein Afzali who has been awarded the Alan Williams Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship that provides financial support for one Visiting Fellow (£5,000) to the ‘home of health economics’ – the Centre for Health Economics, the University of York (UK).  During his visit (April-June 2015), Hossein will work with international leaders in health economics to improve the […]

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