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  1. Content type: Research

    This study determines the trend in mental health-related mortality (defined here as the aggregation of suicide and deaths coded as "mental/behavioural disorders"), and its relative numerical importance, and to...

    Authors: Darrel P Doessel, Ruth FG Williams and Harvey Whiteford

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2010 7:3

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    Public health educational pathways in Australia have traditionally been the province of Universities, with the Master of Public Health (MPH) recognised as the flagship professional entry program. Public health...

    Authors: Catherine M Bennett, Kathleen Lilley, Heather Yeatman, Elizabeth Parker, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Elizabeth G Hanna and Priscilla Robinson

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2010 7:2

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  3. Content type: Research

    No recent Australian studies or literature, provide evidence of the extent of coverage of multicultural health issues in Australian healthcare research. A series of systematic literature reviews in three major...

    Authors: Pamela W Garrett, Hugh G Dickson, Anna Klinken Whelan and Linda Whyte

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2010 7:1

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  4. Content type: Research

    Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of premature death of Indigenous Australians, and despite evidence that cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and secondary prevention can reduce recurrent disease and deaths, C...

    Authors: Sandra C Thompson, Michelle L DiGiacomo, Julie S Smith, Kate P Taylor, Lyn Dimer, Mohammed Ali, Marianne M Wood, Timothy G Leahy and Patricia M Davidson

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:29

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  5. Content type: Commentary

    Epidemiology has a central role in public health practice, education and research, and is arguably the only discipline unique to public health. A strong perception exists among epidemiologists in Australia tha...

    Authors: Alice R Rumbold and Catherine M Bennett

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:26

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  6. Content type: Review

    This paper presents Part 2 of a literature review examining medication safety in the Australian acute care setting. This review was undertaken for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care...

    Authors: Susan J Semple and Elizabeth E Roughead

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:24

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  7. Content type: Research

    Workforce shortages in Australia are occurring across a range of health disciplines but are most acute in general practice. Skill mix change such as task substitution is one solution to workforce shortages. Th...

    Authors: Sarah Dennis, Jenny May, David Perkins, Nicholas Zwar, Bonnie Sibbald and Iqbal Hasan

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:23

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  8. Content type: Research

    In response to the escalating burden of chronic illness in Australia, recent health policies have emphasised the promotion of patient self-management and better preventive care. A notable omission from these p...

    Authors: Tanisha Jowsey, Yun-Hee Jeon, Paul Dugdale, Nicholas J Glasgow, Marjan Kljakovic and Tim Usherwood

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:22

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  9. Content type: Research

    Better communication is often suggested as fundamental to increasing the use of research evidence in policy, but little is known about how researchers and policy makers work together or about barriers to excha...

    Authors: Danielle M Campbell, Sally Redman, Louisa Jorm, Margaret Cooke, Anthony B Zwi and Lucie Rychetnik

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:21

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  10. Content type: Research

    While the causes of obesity are well known traditional education and treatment strategies do not appear to be making an impact. One solution as part of a broader complimentary set of strategies may be regulato...

    Authors: Steven Allender, Erin Gleeson, Brad Crammond, Gary Sacks, Mark Lawrence, Anna Peeters, Bebe Loff and Boyd Swinburn

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:20

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  11. Content type: Review

    This paper presents Part 1 of a two-part literature review examining medication safety in the Australian acute care setting. This review was undertaken for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in He...

    Authors: Elizabeth E Roughead and Susan J Semple

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:18

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  12. Content type: Erratum

    Correction to Banks E, Jorm L, Lujic S, Rogers K. Health, ageing and private health insurance: baseline results from the 45 and Up Study cohort. ANZ Health Policy 2009; 6: 16.

    Authors: Emily Banks, Louisa Jorm, Sanja Lujic and Kris Rogers

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:17

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    The original article was published in Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:16

  13. Content type: Research

    This study investigates the relationships between health and lifestyle factors, age and private health insurance (PHI) in a large Australian population-based cohort study of people aged 45 years and over; the ...

    Authors: Emily Banks, Louisa Jorm, Sanja Lujic and Kris Rogers

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:16

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:17

  14. Content type: Research

    At Independence the Government of Indonesia inherited a weak and unevenly distributed health system to which much of the population had only limited access. In response, the government decided to increase the ...

    Authors: Peter Heywood and Nida P Harahap

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:13

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  15. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study is to investigate whether the public believes high cost patients should be a lower priority for public health care than low cost patients, other things being equal, in order to maximise h...

    Authors: John McKie, Bradley Shrimpton, Jeff Richardson and Rosalind Hurworth

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:11

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  16. Content type: Research

    Residents of socioeconomically disadvantaged locations are more likely to have poor health than residents of socioeconomically advantaged locations and this has been comprehensively mapped in Australian cities...

    Authors: Elizabeth Harris, Mark F Harris, Lynne Madden, Marilyn Wise, Peter Sainsbury, John MacDonald and Betty Gill

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:10

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  17. Content type: Debate

    The International Health Regulations (2005) and the emergence and global spread of infectious diseases have triggered a re-assessment of how rich countries should support capacity development for communicable ...

    Authors: Mahomed S Patel and Christine B Phillips

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:5

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    In public health, as well as other health education contexts, there is increasing recognition of the transformation in public health practice and the necessity for educational providers to keep pace. Tradition...

    Authors: Mary Louise Fleming, Elizabeth Parker, Trish Gould and Melinda Service

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:8

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  19. Content type: Research

    Government anticipates that health economic analysis will contribute to evidence-based policy development. Early examples in Australia where this expectation has been met include the economic evaluations of br...

    Authors: Lynne Madden, Lesley King and Alan Shiell

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:6

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  20. Content type: Commentary

    Health workforce has become a major concern and a significant health policy issue around the world in recent years. With recent international and national initiatives and models being developed and implemented...

    Authors: Vivian Lin, Rebecca Watson and Brian Oldenburg

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:4

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  21. Content type: Research

    There is considerable potential for health research to contribute to improved health services, programs, and outcomes; the policies of health research funding agencies are critical to achieving health gains fr...

    Authors: Sophia Leon de la Barra, Sally Redman and Sandra Eades

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:2

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  22. Content type: Research

    The health sector in Australia faces major challenges that include an ageing population, spiralling health care costs, continuing poor Aboriginal health, and emerging threats to public health. At the same time...

    Authors: Deborah H Gleeson, David G Legge and Deirdre O'Neill

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:3

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  23. Content type: Research

    This article describes and evaluates some of the criteria on the basis of which food advertising to children on television could be regulated, including controls that revolve around the type of television prog...

    Authors: Elizabeth Handsley, Kaye Mehta, John Coveney and Chris Nehmy

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2009 6:1

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  24. Content type: Short report

    The Department of Health in Western Australia identified access to, and daily consumption of recommended amounts of fruit and vegetables, as priority health determinants. The numerous factors that influence su...

    Authors: Christina M Pollard, Janette M Lewis and Colin W Binns

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:27

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  25. Content type: Research

    Worldwide, the public health community has recognized the growing problem of childhood obesity. But, unlike tobacco control policy, there is little evidence about what public policies would work to substantial...

    Authors: Stephen D Sugarman and Nirit Sandman

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:26

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  26. Content type: Research

    In 2001, the New Zealand government introduced its Primary Health Care Strategy (PHCS), aimed at strengthening the role of primary health care, in order to improve health and to reduce inequalities in health. ...

    Authors: Jacqueline Cumming, Nicholas Mays and Barry Gribben

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:24

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  27. Content type: Review

    Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women in Australia. Early detection provides the best chance of reducing mortality and morbidity from the disease. Mammographic screening is a population h...

    Authors: Carla Saunders, Monica Robotin and Sally Crossing

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:23

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  28. Content type: Research

    "Joined-up' government and 'whole-of-government' approaches have evolved over the past two decades from the simple 'one-stop-shop' concept to much more formal organisational structures mandated at the highest ...

    Authors: Jim Hyde

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:22

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  29. Content type: Research

    Many refugees arrive in Australia with complex health needs. In South Australia (SA), providing initial health care to refugees is the responsibility of General Practitioners (GPs) in private practice. Their c...

    Authors: David R Johnson, Anna M Ziersch and Teresa Burgess

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:20

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  30. Content type: Research

    There is a severe shortage of nurses in Australia. Policy makers and researchers are especially concerned that retention levels of nurses in the health workforce have worsened over the last decade. There are a...

    Authors: Denise Doiron, Jane Hall and Glenn Jones

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:19

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  31. Content type: Review

    This paper provides an historical review of physical activity policy development in Australia for a period spanning a decade since the release of the US Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health...

    Authors: Bill Bellew, Stephanie Schöeppe, Fiona C Bull and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:18

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  32. Content type: Debate

    In rural health and other health service development contexts, there is frustration with a reliance on pilot projects as a means of informing policy and service innovation. There is also an emerging recognitio...

    Authors: Pim Kuipers, John S Humphreys, John Wakerman, Robert Wells, Judith Jones and Philip Entwistle

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:17

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  33. Content type: Research

    Following her review of health systems and structures Dwyer [1] suggested that there is a need to evaluate models of care for individuals with chronic diseases. Rehabilitation services aim to optimise the activit...

    Authors: Susan K Graham, Ian D Cameron and Hugh G Dickson

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:15

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  34. Content type: Review

    As obesity prevention becomes an increasing health priority in many countries, including Australia and New Zealand, the challenge that governments are now facing is how to adopt a systematic policy approach to...

    Authors: Gary Sacks, Boyd A Swinburn and Mark A Lawrence

    Citation: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2008 5:13

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