Study highlights scope for better integrated care for patients with complex needs

Latest news: 26 October 2017. The highest rates of health service use by older patients with complex health needs are borne by hospitals and specialist physicians rather than GPs, according to new Australian research drawing on the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. The researchers say the findings highlight...

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Data-driven answers to delivering integrated care

Dr Peter Lewis integrated care

Latest news: 11 January 2017. Identifying those people in the community who have underlying complex health and social needs is the first step towards providing a more integrated network of services to help them avoid hospitalisation. But to do that you need good data. A Sax Institute project with the...

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Research on economic and social impacts of cancer will guide advocacy efforts

Latest news: 10 January 2017. Building a fuller picture of the social and economic burdens faced by people with cancer is key to advocating for programs and policies to address their needs, says Cancer Council NSW (CCNSW) Manager of Policy and Advocacy Kelly Williams. The need to fill these information...

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Data backs workplace efforts to tackle chronic disease

Latest news: 9 January 2017. An Analysis for Policy project that has revealed that lifestyle-related illnesses among workers cost governments hundreds of millions of dollars each year has demonstrated the potential value of programs to target chronic disease prevention in the workplace. Dr Bev Lloyd, manager of Get Healthy at...

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