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.

45 and Up Study publications

The wealth of data in the 45 and Up Study provides researchers with unprecedented opportunities to understand how Australians are ageing. Almost 600 researchers are using the Study and more than 320 research papers have been published to date. Projects under way using the data are investigating a wide range of...

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SEARCH publications

As the children participating in SEARCH are followed up over 20 years, those collaborating on the study will see how their health has progressed and what factors had an impact. Importantly, as more information is collected and more research published, Aboriginal Medical Services and others can use this to tailor programs...

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Preventing diabetes in CALD communities

Preventing type 2 diabetes in culturally and linguistically diverse communities in NSW

January 2007. Colagiuri R, Thomas M, Buckley A. This Evidence Check review draws on demographic and epidemiological data to identify culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The review explores peoples’ views about diabetes and diabetes risks, and identifies the most effective...

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Strategies and settings for improving physical activity and nutrition

Strategies and settings for improving physical activity and nutrition

October 2006. Various authors. This Evidence Check report comprises eight brief ‘headline’ reviews. The reviews summarise the best available evidence for a range of chronic disease prevention strategies, with a focus on diet and physical activity interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes onset. The reviews consider different settings, the...

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Increasing research impact on policy and practice

Many Sax Institute staff study how research can play a role in creating health policies and designing programs and services. Our most recent involvement in research in this area is listed below. Research papers 2018 Atkinson JA, Page A, Prodan A, McDonnell G, Osgood N.Systems modelling tools to support...

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2010-2011 Annual Report

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The Sax Institute’s work is yielding significant benefits for policy and health, with several key accomplishments achieved in 2010-2011. The Centre for Informing Policy in Health with Evidence for Research (CIPHER) was launched. CIPHER will see policy agencies and leading researchers work together to develop and test new tools,...

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HARC e-Bulletin Issue 18

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April 2012. The impact of patient choice, measuring patient-reported outcomes, the economic burden of healthcare, and how to improve the services we provide, are key points of discussion in this bulletin. Highlights include an Australian study of patients in western Sydney and the latest Bureau of Health Information report,...

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HARC e-Bulletin Issue 17

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October 2011. This issue looks at social media in healthcare, hospital performance data, patient-centred care in Australia and a new Bureau of Health Information report on NSW hospital performance. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 17 (PDF 417 KB)

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HARC e-Bulletin Issue 16

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June 2011. In this issue we provide an update on international trends in monitoring quality-of-care variation and showcase a new centre in the US that will use this information to change practice. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 16 (PDF 272 KB)

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HARC e-Bulletin Issue 15

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December 2010. This issue covers a systematic review of telemedicine effectiveness, a Bureau of Health Information report into NSW hospitals’ elective surgery performance and a paper on consumer engagement in health research. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 15 (PDF 244 KB)

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