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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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Posted in: Obesity   0 Comments

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

TAVI: is it cost effective?

Posted by Paul Scuffham on 1 June 2015
Paul Scuffham and Cindy Mervin are undertaking an economic evaluation of the treatment and follow-up costs to the health system for Transcatheter Aortic Valve replacement in Australia.
Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease   0 Comments
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