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Early childhood food consumption and dietary patterns

Posted by Erin Pitt on 11 June 2015

Erin is working on her PhD at CAHE, Griffith University. The aim of her research is to investigate the influence of the food environment and socio-economic and demographic factors on dietary intake in early childhood (3-5 years of age).

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Posted in: Obesity   0 Comments

The cost-effectiveness and consumer acceptability of taxation strategies to reduce obesity in Australian children

Posted by Tracy Comans on 1 June 2015

Tracy Comans and her team conducted a study on the acceptability and cost-effectiveness of taxation of junk foods in halting and reversing the problem of childhood obesity. The study was funded by the Australian National Preventative Health Agency.

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An Economic Evaluation of the Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic and Multidisciplinary Service

Posted by Tracy Comans on 1 June 2015

Tracy and her team developed an economic model to assess the costs, health outcomes, value for money and potential for cost-savings of OPSC & MDS compared with usual orthopaedic care using a cost-utility analysis from the perspective of the health care funder (Queensland Health). This project was funded by AusHSI (the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation).

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Posted in: Musculoskeletal Disorders   0 Comments

Health Coaching: can it impact Chronic Disease Management?

Posted by Paul Scuffham on 1 June 2015
Paul Scuffham and Josh Byrnes are working on this prospective study of more than 45,000 subjects for Bupa. They are assessing the impact of a chronic disease management service encompassing population analytics and telephone health coaching on health service utilisation and costs.
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Posted in: Health Services Delivery   0 Comments
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