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.

HARC e-Bulletin Issue 12

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April 2010. Topics include how to reduce hospital-acquired infections, innovations to reduce costs without compromising quality, disinvestment in healthcare interventions that no longer work, and public reporting of health system performance. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 12 (PDF 314 KB)


HARC e-Bulletin Issue 11

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December 2009. This issue focuses on research findings that challenge three assumptions about healthcare: inpatient surgical mortality is largely due to differences in complication rates between hospitals; most Australians have high health literacy; and hospital performance report cards alone will provoke hospitals to improve quality. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 11 (PDF...


HARC e-Bulletin Issue 10

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September 2009. Topics include palliative care for advanced cancer patients, reducing hospital-acquired infection rates, health literacy in Australia and implementing evidence-based care. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 10 (PDF 145 KB)


HARC e-Bulletin Issue 9

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July 2009. Topics include new evidence about increasing organ donations, improving compliance with patient wishes at end of life, retaining physicians in the workforce, and structuring organisations to provide decision makers with advice on comparative effectiveness research. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 9 (PDF 105 KB)


HARC e-Bulletin Issue 8

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March 2009. Topics include new evidence for acute geriatric units, a surgical checklist shown to reduce deaths and complications that is being implemented across the NHS, and processes to improve post-acute care such as discharge planning and telephone follow-up care. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 8 (PDF 101 KB)


HARC e-Bulletin Issue 7

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December 2008. Topics include end-of-life care, midwifery-led care, and monitoring the safety and quality of the health system. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 7 (PDF 116 KB)


HARC e-Bulletin Issue 6

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September 2008. Topics include health service performance report cards, pay-for-performance, the role of evidence in policy making, and the impact of developments in IT on hospital efficiency. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 6 (PDF 257 KB)


HARC e-Bulletin Issue 5

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June 2008. Topics include turnaround time in NSW emergency departments, preventing falls in hospitals, personally controlled online health data, and Beyond the blame game, the first report from the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission. Download the HARC e-Bulletin Issue 5 (PDF 203 KB)


HARC e-Bulletin Issue 4

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March 2008. Topics include how to successfully publish your research, prescribing errors, new research opportunities, and a new Productivity Commission report on government services. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 4 (PDF 185 KB)


HARC e-Bulletin Issue 3

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December 2007. Topics include stroke care, hospital care costs for older people, a new NSW Health report on nurses and patient safety, and improving alertness and performance in emergency departments. Download HARC e-Bulletin Issue 3 (PDF 157 KB)