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 63

June 2022. In this edition: the cost of chronic conditions for older Australians, working with cohort data in environmental health research, new grant opportunities, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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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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Evidence Matters Issue 62

May 2022. In this edition: National Reconciliation Week, why women with lung cancer live longer than men, the Research Action Awards 2022 and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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The effectiveness of opioid treatment delivery methods

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26 May 2022. This Evidence Snapshot review identifies innovative models of service delivery for Opioid Treatment Programs and their costs. The review was conducted to support improving access to treatment in NSW. Innovative models of opioid treatment identified were digital health, primary care, low threshold, group-based treatment, and mobile...

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Support along the cancer pathway for Aboriginal people

23 May 2022. This Evidence Check Review, commissioned by the Cancer Institute NSW, reviewed recent evidence relating to cancer care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples and Indigenous peoples from New Zealand and Canada. It aimed to identify barriers to accessing screening, diagnosis, treatment, and management; and...

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Evidence on programs to address youth homelessness

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10 May 2022. This Evidence Check review looked at the grey and peer reviewed literature related to the effectiveness of programs to support children and young people (10-17 years) at risk of homelessness. It aimed to identify key features of effective programs, core/common elements of the included programs and...

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Evidence Matters Issue 61

April 2022. In this edition: the cost of chronic conditions for older Australians, working with cohort data in environmental health research, new grant opportunities, and more. Read the full issue of Evidence Matters Subscribe to future editions here

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