The Sax Institute produces a range of publications, including: published research in peer-reviewed journals; Evidence Check Reviews, evidence summaries designed to answer specific policy questions; and a peer-reviewed public health journal Public Health Research & Practice.

Evidence Matters Issue 44

May 2020. How the 45 and Up Study can shape COVID-19 research, the art of modelling in a time of pandemic, virtual hospitals and easing healthcare burdens, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here


Evidence Matters Issue 43

March 2020. Here at the Sax Institute we’re making some changes to how we work to make sure our programs and services continue uninterrupted in the context of the current coronavirus outbreak. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here


The effectiveness of Virtual Hospital models of care

8 April 2020. This Rapid Evidence Scan examined the effectiveness of virtual hospital models of care. While no reviews evaluated a complete model, tele-healthcare only and tele-healthcare with remote telemonitoring interventions demonstrated similar or significantly better clinical or health system outcomes including reduced hospitalisations, readmissions, emergency department visits and...


Evidence Matters Issue 42

February 2020. When health research becomes traumatic, tackling inequity in healthcare, mapping the genetics of healthy ageing, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here


Evidence Matters Issue 41

Cover image of the Evidence Matters newsletter.

December 2019. The dangers of second hand drinking, the most effective ways to tackle obesity, and how depression is preventing women with heart disease from living healthier lifestyles, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here


Effectiveness of mental health electronic medical records


11 December 2019. This review examines the evidence surrounding effectiveness of electronic medical records (eMRs) in terms of usability and uptake in mental health settings. Acceptability of mental health eMRs was found to be higher when useability and reliability were also high, and technical support was available. Factors associated...


Suicide aftercare services


29 January 2020. Suicide aftercare is designed to increase access to and engagement with care to prevent repetition of suicidal behaviour or self-harm. Across the country, various models of aftercare are being implemented, including non-clinical and community-based services. Most of these services are evidence-informed but are yet to be...


Suicide postvention services

29 January 2020. Suicide postvention comprises a concerted response to, and provision of care for, people bereaved by suicide including those impacted by the suicide of a family member, friend or person in their social network. Currently, various forms of postvention services are available, such as group support, grief...


Evidence Matters Issue 40

The cover image of Evidence Matters - three women smile at the camera, they are the winners of the Research Action Awards 2019.

November 2019. In this issue: the three winners of the Research Action Awards 2019, new evidence on the mental health of young Australians, the health impacts of climate change, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to Evidence Matters


2018–19 Annual Report

The cover image of the Sax Institute Annual Report 2019. The cover is an image of a woman lifting a young girl into the air while they are both laughing.

“Our partners, collaborators and clients value three characteristics above all that define the Sax Institute: our independence, our expertise and our determination to follow the evidence… This year has been exceptionally strong for the Sax Institute and has demonstrated a growing interest nationally in our expertise and approach – neatly...