May 2009. Hall J. This Evidence Check review examined the evidence around financial incentives to modify health behaviours and improve health. It found few established programs and little rigorous evaluation. The review concluded that the evidence does not support widespread use of financial incentives for behaviour change. It stated...READ MORE
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.
April 2009. Hawe P. This Evidence Check review examines government strategies for engaging communities in rebuilding and recovery following a natural disaster. The review considers the expected impact of the bushfires on health, principles for successful community recovery, critical success factors, and anticipated outcomes. Download Community recovery after the February 2009 Victorian bushfires:...READ MORE
November 2008. Fry M. This Evidence Check review examines national and international studies of after-hours care service models and the extent of their impact on acute care and ambulance services. It also identifies the models’ feasibility and acceptability, their success factors and differences according to rural, regional and metropolitan...READ MORE
November 2008. Sherrington C, Lord SR, Close JCT. This Evidence Check review identifies the types of physical activity that are most effective in reducing the risk of falls in older adults, and the frequency and intensity of physical activity that is likely to be effective. The review also identifies...READ MORE
November 2008. Bauman A. This Evidence Check report identifies physical activity measures for inclusion in population health surveys for older adults. The report includes a review of generic physical activity measures and falls-related physical activity. It also reports on issues such as balance, strength training, flexibility and adherence to,...READ MORE
November 2008. Hillman K, Chen J. This Evidence Check report reviews avenues to address conflict in end-of-life care which can occur between clinicians, between patients and their relatives, or between the relatives of patients. It also addresses conflicts within society concerning expectations of medical care. The report reviews proactive measures...READ MORE
August 2008. Bellew B. This Evidence Check review examines what types of primary prevention programs in the workplace are most likely to be effective in changing risk factors and reducing rates of chronic disease. Strong evidence was found in relation to workplace programs on tobacco control, physical activity, nutrition,...READ MORE
April 2008. Loxton D, Hosking S, Stewart-Williams J, Brookes J, Byles J. This Evidence Check review examines the impact, cost and acceptability of programs that aim to prevent domestic and family violence, including both primary prevention and prevention of recurrent incidents. The review focuses on programs that are integrative and...READ MORE
April 2008. Bruce N, Cordwell L, McBride T. These three Evidence Check reviews identify community participation tools used by health systems to engage communities and consumers: as individuals (e.g. treatment decisions); to obtain feedback on programs and services (e.g. in the ward or in planning processes); and in broad-level...READ MORE
July 2007. Gill T, King L, Hector D, Hattersley L, Farrell L, Chau J. This Evidence Check review identifies programs that are likely to be effective in preventing obesity when delivered at an Area Health Service level. The report summarises behaviours that have the best potential to prevent obesity...READ MORE