External Evaluations of PBAC Submissions

Posted by Erika Turkstra on 29 May 2015

Erika Turkstra and her team apply their research skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, and health economics to provide expert assessments on submissions from pharmaceutical companies seeking government subsidy of a pharmaceutical or vaccine through listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS).

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Dealing with cognitive and related functional decline in older people

Posted by Tracy Comans on 29 May 2015

Tracy Comans and Kim Nguyen are providing health economic expertise to the NHMRC National Partnership Centre for Cognitive and Associated Function Decline. The primary aim of the centre is to deliver excellence in research and knowledge translation for the purpose of improving quality of care for older people with cognitive decline and their carers, and providing better evidence and information for service providers and decision makers.

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Chronic Heart Failure: does home-based care improve outcomes?

Posted by Paul Scuffham on 29 May 2015

Paul Scuffham, Josh Byrnes and Jean Spinks are working with the Mary Mackillop Institute for Health Research on this NHMRC funded project. The project aims to determine the most cost effective and consumer friendly way to improve outcomes for chronic heart failure patients.

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Study shows alcopops tax reduced alcohol harm in young Australians

Posted by Josh Byrnes on 29 May 2015

Josh Byrnes was part of the research team led by UNSW which examined the longer term impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and subsequent alcopops tax on alcohol harm in New South Wales. The study shows that increasing alcohol taxes can reduce harm associated with binge drinking, and not just decrease levels of alcohol consumption.

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