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  1. Content type: Research

    Governments are increasingly introducing performance management systems to improve the quality and outcomes of health care. Two types of approaches have been described: assurance systems that use summative inf...

    Authors: Karen L Gardner, Beverly Sibthorpe and Duncan Longstaff

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:8

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    Indigenous Australians have significantly poorer status on a large range of health, educational and socioeconomic measures and successive Australian governments at state and federal level have committed to red...

    Authors: Sandra C Thompson, Heath S Greville and Rani Param

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:3

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    Access to "high cost medicines" through Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) is tightly regulated. It is inherently difficult to apply any criteria-based system of control in a way that provides a ...

    Authors: Christine Y Lu, Paul Macneill, Ken Williams and Ric Day

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:4

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  4. Content type: Debate

    If the outcomes of the recent COAG meeting are implemented, Australia will have a new set of benchmarks for its health system within a few months. This is a non-trivial task. Choice of benchmarks will, explici...

    Authors: Stephen J Duckett and Michael Ward

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:1

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  5. Content type: Research

    In Australia, government-subsidised access to high-cost medicines is "targeted" to particular sub-sets of patients under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme to achieve cost-effective use. In order to determine ...

    Authors: Christine Y Lu, Jan Ritchie, Ken Williams and Ric Day

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:26

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  6. Content type: Research

    We investigated the ways in which research evidence about the health effects from secondhand smoke (SHS) and smokefree policies was publicly used or regarded by New Zealand parliamentary politicians, during ef...

    Authors: George Thomson, Nick Wilson and Philippa Howden-Chapman

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:24

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  7. Content type: Debate

    Internationally, many health care interventions were diffused prior to the standard use of assessments of safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Disinvestment from ineffective or inappropriately applied...

    Authors: Adam G Elshaug, Janet E Hiller, Sean R Tunis and John R Moss

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:23

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  8. Content type: Research

    There is increasing worldwide recognition of the need for government policies to address the recent increases in the incidence and prevalence of childhood obesity. The complexity and inter-relatedness of the d...

    Authors: Lesley King, Caroline Turnour and Marilyn Wise

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:22

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  9. Content type: Research

    The Australian government sponsored trials aimed at addressing problems in after hours primary medical care service use in five different parts of the country with different after hours care problems. The stud...

    Authors: David Dunt, Robert Wilson, Susan E Day, Margaret Kelaher and Lyle Gurrin

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:21

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  10. Content type: Debate

    There are currently limited pathways into a career in health policy research in Australia, due in part to a serious absence of health policy research capability in Australian universities.

    Authors: Jennifer Smith-Merry, James Gillespie and Stephen R Leeder

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:19

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  11. Content type: Debate

    For nearly two decades calls have been made to expand the role of midwives within maternity services in Australia. Although some progress has been made, it has been slow and, at system-wide level, limited. The...

    Authors: Anne-marie Boxall and Kathy Flitcroft

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:18

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  12. Content type: Research

    The actions of policymakers are critical to advancing tobacco control. To evaluate the feasibility of using anonymous in-depth interviews to ascertain policymakers' knowledge about, and attitudes to, the tobac...

    Authors: Sheena Hudson, George Thomson and Nick Wilson

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:17

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    Governments world wide are increasingly demanding outcome measures to evaluate research investment. Health and medical research outputs can be considered as gains in knowledge, wealth and health. Measurement o...

    Authors: Robert Wells and Judith A Whitworth

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:14

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  14. Content type: Short report

    The Consumers' Health Forum of Australia and the National Health and Medical Research Council has recently developed a Model Framework for Consumer and Community Participation in Health and Medical Research in or...

    Authors: Carla Saunders, Sally Crossing, Afaf Girgis, Phyllis Butow and Andrew Penman

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:13

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  15. Content type: Research

    Many jurisdictions have used public funding of health care to reduce or remove price at the point of delivery of services. Whilst this reduces an important barrier to accessing care, it does nothing to discrim...

    Authors: Stephen Birch, Marion Haas, Elizabeth Savage and Kees Van Gool

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:12

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  16. Content type: Debate

    Industrial renewal in the bio/nanopharma sector is important for the long term strength of the Australian economy and for the health of its citizens. A variety of factors, however, may have caused inadequate a...

    Authors: Thomas A Faunce

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:9

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  17. Content type: Debate

    'Evergreening' is not a formal concept of patent law. It is best understood as a social idea used to refer to the myriad ways in which pharmaceutical patent owners utilise the law and related regulatory proces...

    Authors: Thomas A Faunce and Joel Lexchin

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:8

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  18. Content type: Review

    There has been a growing interest over recent years, both within Australia and overseas, in enhancing the translation of research into policy and practice. As one mechanism to improve the dissemination and upt...

    Authors: Roslyn G Poulos, Anthony B Zwi and Stephen R Lord

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:6

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  19. Content type: Research

    Systems for planning are a critical component of the infrastructure for public health. Both in Australia and internationally there is growing interest in how planning processes might best be strengthened to im...

    Authors: Prue Bagley, Vivian Lin, Peter Sainsbury, Marilyn Wise, Tom Keating and Karen Roger

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:4

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  20. Content type: Research

    Rehabilitation and other forms of subacute care play an important role in the Australian health care system, yet there is ambiguity around clinical definitions of subacute care, how it differs from acute care,...

    Authors: Christopher J Poulos and Kathy Eagar

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:3

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  21. Content type: Research

    Subsidised access to high-cost medicines in Australia is restricted under national programs (the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, PBS, and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, RPBS) with a view to a...

    Authors: Christine Y Lu, Kenneth M Williams and Richard O Day

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:2

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  22. Content type: Review

    This paper reviews methods that can be used to assess the impact of medicine use on population health outcomes. In the absence of a gold standard, we argue that a convergence of evidence from different types o...

    Authors: Wayne D Hall and Jayne Lucke

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2007 4:1

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  23. Content type: Research

    Since the 1960s newborn screening (NBS) for several rare and serious disorders has been in place across Australia. Testing of a simple blood spot now enables the early detection of over 30 conditions. Policies...

    Authors: Ian Muchamore, Luke Morphett and Kristine Barlow-Stewart

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2006 3:14

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  24. Content type: Review

    This paper provides an overview of the regulation of quality assurance for genetic testing in Australia and New Zealand and outlines the steps currently being taken to critically appraise and improve the regul...

    Authors: Imogen L Goold, Amy Pearn, Silvana Bettiol and Angela Ballantyne

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2006 3:13

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  25. Content type: Commentary

    Australia has an evolving national cancer control agenda. In this paper, we review the history and development of cancer control policies in Australia up to the end of 2005, and discuss the principal publicati...

    Authors: Cleola Anderiesz, Mark Elwood and David J Hill

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2006 3:12

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  26. Content type: Review

    For the last 20 years injury prevention policy in Australia has been hampered by poor consultation practices, limited stakeholder involvement, inadequate allocation of resources, poor implementation, and an ab...

    Authors: Rebecca Mitchell and Rod McClure

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2006 3:11

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  27. Content type: Debate

    On 22 June 2005 the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia voted to establish an inquiry into workplace harm related to toxic dust and emerging technologies (including nanoparticles). The inquiry became known...

    Authors: Thomas A Faunce, Haydn Walters, Trevor Williams, David Bryant, Martin Jennings and Bill Musk

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2006 3:7

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  28. Content type: Debate

    It is accepted knowledge that social and economic conditions – like education and income – affect population health. What remains uncertain is whether the degree of inequality in these conditions influences popul...

    Authors: Anne-marie Boxall and Stephanie D Short

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2006 3:6

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  29. Content type: Research

    This paper aims to describe the influence of general practice based research on the development of two specific policy initiatives, namely the Heartwatch Programme in Ireland and the Better Outcomes in Mental ...

    Authors: JE Pirkis, GA Blashki, AW Murphy, IB Hickie and L Ciechomski

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2006 3:4

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  30. Content type: Research

    In 1998 a formal process using the criteria of safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness (evidence based medicine) on the introduction and use of new medical procedures was implemented in Australia. As part...

    Authors: Sue P O'Malley

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2006 3:3

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  31. Content type: Research

    To assess the social capital profile of a known disadvantaged area a large cross-sectional survey was undertaken. The social capital profile of this area was compared to data from the whole of the state. The o...

    Authors: Anne W Taylor, Carmel Williams, Eleonora Dal Grande and Michelle Herriot

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2006 3:2

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  32. Content type: Research

    In recent years, national and state/territory governments have undertaken an increasing number of initiatives to strengthen general practice and improve its links with the rest of the primary health care secto...

    Authors: Gawaine Powell Davies, Wendy Hu, Julie McDonald, John Furler, Elizabeth Harris and Mark Harris

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2006 3:1

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  33. Content type: Research

    On 1 November 2000, a series of new item numbers was added to the Medicare Benefits Schedule, which allowed for case conferences between physicians (including psychiatrists) and other multidisciplinary provide...

    Authors: Jane E Pirkis, Alan N Headey, Philip M Burgess, Harvey A Whiteford, Josh P White and Catherine Francis

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005 2:33

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