September 2013. Atkinson J, Patel C, Wilson A, Mittman B, Dominello A, Brown B. This Evidence Check review and summary report examined the evidence for successful and sustainable large-scale change in complex health systems. Thirteen key factors were identified as vital to the success and sustainability of the change initiatives and are...READ MORE
A Sax Institute Evidence Check involves conducting a rapid review of existing research and evidence that is tailored to a policy agency’s individual needs. Our Knowledge Exchange team then coordinates an Evidence Check Review – a concise summary of evidence that answers specific policy questions presented in a policy-friendly format.
The Evidence Check Library houses a selection of Evidence Check 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.
August 2013. Scott A, Joyce C, Cheng T, Wang W. This Evidence Check review examined factors influencing career choices of doctors. Weak evidence suggested that unbiased career information from trusted supervisors, information on availability of specialist training places, and quality supervision may be effective in the early postgraduate years....READ MORE
April 2013. Doran C. This Evidence Check review examined the evidence on the costs and benefits of interventions in the area of mental health. This review was commissioned by the Mental Health Commission to inform the development of its draft strategic plan. The review found there is little research...READ MORE
April 2013. Doran C. This Evidence Check review examined the costs and impacts on the economy and productivity due to mental illness. This review is one of two commissioned by the Mental Health Commission. Forty five studies from Australia, Canada, the UK and New Zealand were included in the...READ MORE
April 2013. White K, Roydhouse J, O’Riordan L, Wand T. This Evidence Check review examines the use of emergency department services by cancer patients. It looks at factors associated with avoidable use of emergency department services, effective interventions for reducing avoidable use of emergency department services and the potential...READ MORE
March 2013. Steel A, Frawley J, Dobson A, Jackson C, Lucke J, Tooth L, Brown W, Byles J, Mishra G. This Evidence Check review examined the evidence on key health issues affecting NSW women across the life course and the social determinants that impact on their risk of developing...READ MORE
January 2013. Gill T, Hector D, Rissel C, Trieu K, Zhong A, O’Hara B, Bauman A. This Evidence Check review investigated feasible, whole of government interventions to prevent overweight and obesity at the population level. The report makes recommendations about increasing levels of physical activity, decreasing consumption of energy...READ MORE
December 2012. Phillipson L, Larsen-Truong K, Jones S, Pitts L. This Evidence Check review examined the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic speaking communities in Australia in relation to cancer, its causes, screening, treatments, perceptions of susceptibility, and perceived outcomes. The review explores fear, stigma, taboos,...READ MORE
December 2012. Emery J, Trevena L, Mazza D, Fallon-Ferguson J, Shaw K, Williams B, Varlow M. This Evidence Check review considers the role of primary care in early detection, including screening and follow-up care of patients with breast, colorectal, prostate and lung cancer. Best practice models include partnerships between...READ MORE
December 2012. Davidson P, Luckett T, Newton P, Agar M, Daly L, Sibbritt D. This Evidence Check review investigated best practice in early assessment and diagnosis of lung cancer. Increasing awareness of risk factors and of the importance of early assessment and diagnosis among health professionals and the community is...READ MORE