A Sax Institute Evidence Review is a fast and accurate summary of the latest health evidence, presented in an easy-to-read format.

Our Knowledge Exchange team creates Evidence Reviews to support a range of decisions in health and social services, policy and programs.

This Evidence Review Library houses a selection of reviews conducted for policy agencies over the past two years.

To commission a review call + 61 2 9188 9500 or email the Knowledge Exchange team.

Effective interventions to increase father-inclusive practice in community and acute settings

2 August 2022. This Evidence Check Rapid Review aims to identify and summarise practices and interventions which support engaging fathers and partners in community and care settings where their child and/or family is receiving care. Through a systematic review of peer reviewed and grey literature, it aims to identify...

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Workforce education and training standards frameworks for dementia

19 July 2022. This Evidence Check review, commissioned by Dementia Training Australia, aimed to identify existing education and training standards frameworks that may be used to support development of a national standards framework for education and training of the dementia workforce in Australia.  The report identified thirteen frameworks and...

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Update: The use of masks by asymptomatic people to reduce transmission of COVID-19

18 July 2022. This Evidence Snapshot is a July 2020 updated rapid review of knowledge about the use of masks by asymptomatic people to reduce transmission of COVID-19, the original review having been completed in April 2020. The updated review found that, while the evidence was limited and of...

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Update: What is known about aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2?

13 July 2022. This Evidence Snapshot is an updated rapid review of current knowledge about aerosol transmission of COVID-19. The original review was completed in August 2020 and this updated review in October 2020. The updated review found that the weight of evidence was that aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2...

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Evidence relevant to early detection of breast cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

12 July 2022. This Evidence Snapshot aims to summarise the current and emerging evidence regarding early detection of breast cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and its impact on cancer stage at diagnosis and mortality. Gaps were found in the evidence regarding impact, but evidence was found...

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Interventions to reduce or prevent lifestyle risks for people with disability

6 July 2022 This Evidence Snapshot, commissioned by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, identifies evaluated interventions targeting lifestyle risks and behaviours that reduce the risk of chronic disease for adults with disability. A range of intervention strategies were found, focusing on different risks. Of...

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The effectiveness of comprehensive health assessments for people with disability

29 June 2022. This Evidence Snapshot, commissioned by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, summarises the evidence for the effectiveness of comprehensive health assessments for people with disability. Eight high level peer reviewed studies found comprehensive health assessments to be effective in one or more...

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The effectiveness of oral health interventions for people with disability

23 June 2022. This Evidence Snapshot, commissioned by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, summarises the evidence on improving oral health for adults with disability, and reducing associated risks to health and wellbeing. Most studies looked people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) and one...

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Transfer of care programs focusing on Aboriginal people

7 June 2022. This review aimed to identify promising models for transfer of care initiatives in Australia that have been designed and implemented with an Aboriginal perspective to meet the needs of Aboriginal communities. These initiatives aim to improve transfer of care for Aboriginal patients to and from hospital...

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Measuring clinician experience of providing care

7 June 2022. This Evidence Check examines how clinicians’ experience of providing healthcare has been defined and measured. The review was conducted within the context of substantial change and innovation within NSW Health, focusing on the clinical and supportive care aspects of the clinician role. The research found was...

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