The problem of diagnostic error

The Conversation

Latest news: 17 June 2013. The keynote speaker at our 9th HARC Forum – international expert on diagnostic error Dr Mark Graber – spoke to several media outlets during his stay in Australia. Below is a summary of the coverage. Media reports: The hidden problem of medical misdiagnosis The Conversation Diagnostic...

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Mental health spending takes place in an ‘information vacuum’

Media release: 13 June 2013. Major gaps exist in our knowledge about what types of programs actually work to help people with mental illness, despite the billions of dollars invested in the sector, a new review released today shows. The Sax Institute’s Evidence Check Review, conducted for the Mental...

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HARC Scholarship Program recognises future health leaders

Latest news: 7 June 2013. Three early career researchers will now have the chance to work with leading international experts after winning the most recent round of Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC) scholarships. Alison Lee, Bea Brown and Gai Moore are the latest researchers to be awarded under...

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HARC presents: Five questions with Dr Mark Graber

Video: 22 May 2013. International diagnostic error pioneer Dr Mark Graber addressed the 9th HARC Forum on Monday 13 May on the subject of reducing diagnostic error in medicine. In this interview the Sax Institute’s Dr Carmen Huckel Schneider asked Dr Graber why diagnostic error is a problem, and...

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Knowledge lacking on scale of diagnostic error problem

Event wrap: 15 May 2013. Not a single healthcare organisation in the world is measuring the scale of diagnostic error in its patients, international expert Dr Mark Graber told a Sydney healthcare audience last week. Addressing the 9th Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC) Forum, Dr Graber said research...

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45 and Up Study

Video: 19 April 2013. Learn about our research into healthy ageing. This video features Professor Emily Banks, Scientific Director of the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study, talking about how the Study can help inform health policy in Australia. It also features some of the Study participants discussing their involvement,...

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International expert to lead diagnostic error discussion

Latest news: 15 April 2013. Furthering knowledge around diagnostic errors, patient safety and quality of care and seizing opportunities in these areas will be the focus of an upcoming event in Sydney for researchers, clinicians, health managers and policy makers. The 9th HARC Forum on 13 May will feature...

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Evidence into action: policy makers, researchers talk tactics

Event wrap: 2 April 2013. ‘Going local’ may be a major key to tackling the overwhelming nature of the obesity crisis, according to Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) CEO Louise Sylvan. Addressing the recent “Evidence for Change Roundtable”, jointly hosted by the Sax Institute and Bupa Health Foundation,...

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Australia Day honours

Latest news: 19 March 2013. Sax Institute Chief Executive Officer  Professor Sally Redman has been recognised in the 2013 Australia Day honours. Professor Redman was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her “distinguished service to public health through leadership in the care...

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Erection problems a red flag for ‘silent’ heart disease and early death

Media release: 30 January 2013. Men with erection problems now have an extra reason to see their doctor: even relatively minor erectile difficulties could signal ‘silent’ heart disease and may indicate an increased risk of dying early from any cause, a major new study shows. An Australian study –...

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