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Opinion: 10 November 2015. Simon Chapman, Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney A former dean of Sydney University’s Faculty of Medicine, where I work, once appointed me to a role where I was to try and increase the news media profile of our staff’s research and to encourage...

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Win friends and influence health policy with tactical approach

Latest news: 4 November 2015. Evidence-based policy making is a “contact sport” requiring a tactical approach and long-haul persistence, writes John Ross in The Australian. Ross interviewed British health policy academic, political scientist and King’s Fund CEO Professor Chris Ham, who was a guest of the Sax Institute at...

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The University of Sydney: Using linked data to address rising rates of postpartum haemorrhage

Showcasing our members: 2 November 2015. This is part of a series of articles showcasing the Sax Institute members’ diverse range of research with implications for future health policy and practice. Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, The University of Sydney  A concerning upward...

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INSIGHTS | Mr Bob Wells

Video: 26 October 2015. In our video series, INSIGHTS, we interview public health leaders to glean some pearls of wisdom about what important developments they have witnessed over the course of their careers. In this video we speak to Mr Bob Wells, Deputy CEO of the Sax Institute, who...

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Healthcare IT doesn’t guarantee safety

Latest news: 19 October 2015. Dr Norman Swan, of Radio National’s The Health Report, interviewed Associate Professor Farah Magrabi, who won a Sax Institute Research Action Award for her internationally leading work on IT safety. Associate Professor Magrabi has sought to shed more light on the poorly understood area of...

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HARC presents: Five Questions with Professor Nicholas Mays

Video: 14 October 2015. Professor Nicholas Mays, Director of the Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU) working out of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, outlines the many challenges facing evaluators of integrated care initiatives in this five questions video. Find out more Read more on the challenge...

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PHRP call for papers 2016

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Latest news: 14 October 2015. Australia’s first online-only open access peer-reviewed public health journal, Public Health Research & Practice (PHRP), is calling for papers from policy makers, practitioners and researchers for four themed issues planned for 2016. PHRP, formerly the NSW Public Health Bulletin, was re-launched by The Sax...

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Macquarie University: Focus on patient-centred care

Showcasing our members: 13 October 2015. This is part of a series of articles showcasing the Sax Institute members’ diverse range of research with implications for future health policy and practice. Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University The ways in which...

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Choosing Wisely Australia – what lessons can we learn from the US?

Opinion: 13 October 2015. Harkness Fellow Dr Matthew Anstey looks at some of the key considerations for a new Australian campaign aimed at eliminating unnecessary and potentially harmful tests, procedures and treatments. We all know that most doctors want to practise appropriate medicine, but there are many pressures influencing...

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Men, not their doctors, are best at predicting their own mortality

Latest news: 6 October 2015. A new Australian report based on data collected by the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study has shown that, from mid-life, men are the best predictors of their own mortality, The Financial Review reported. When they focus on it realistically, they know how they...

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