Australian Health Review

Australian Health Review is a magazine focusing on Medicine

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, February

Brain Drain of Doctors from Southern Africa: Brain Gain for Australia
Abstract"Brain drain" is the depletion or loss of intellectual and technical personnel. The United Nations defines it as a one-way movement of highly skilled people from developing to developed countries that only benefits the industrialised (host) world....
Building Health Informatics Skills for Health Professionals: Results from the Australian Health Informatics Skill Needs Survey
AbstractObjective: To ascertain health professionals' perceptions of health informatics skills required in their roles.Design: A paper-based survey with a stratified random sample of Australian health professionals and a web-based survey open to all...
Can Job Sharing Work for Nurse Managers?
AbstractAddressing employer reluctance to employ nurse managers in a job-sharing capacity, the aim of this paper is to explore job sharing among nurse managers. The literature highlighted potential fragmentation of leadership, breakdown of communication...
Coming to Your TV - the Ideal Health Care Professional
I'm trusting my instincts - sometimes you have to take a chance to save a life.Grey's Anatomy 26 Sep 2005Consumer behaviour research confirms the notion of references - "any external influence that provides social cues"1 (p. 341). These references assist...
Diagnosis-Based Risk Adjustment and Australian Health System Policy
AbstractDiagnosis-based risk adjustment is increasingly seen as an important tool for establishing capitation payments and evaluating appropriateness and efficiency of services provided and has become an important area of research for many countries...
Entrenched Health Care Practices and Complex Systems
I have been asked to write about entrenched health care practices and why they make change so difficult in the health field. In this paper I would like to explore several aspects of this issue in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia; examine some...
Future Directions for Victoria's Public Maternity Services: Is This "What Women Want"?
AbstractBackground: Several state governments are once again reviewing policies for the provision of maternity care. This paper presents findings from a state-wide Victorian survey of recent mothers conducted in 2000 regarding women's experiences of...
Health Care Financing and Public Responses: Use of Private Insurance in Western Australia during 1980-2001
AbstractObjectives: The aim was to identify and explain trends and cut points in payment classification (privately insured or otherwise) for episodes of hospitalisation in Western Australia.Methods: Hospital morbidity data from 1980 to 2001 were used...
Improving Access to Evidence-Based Acute Stroke Services: Development and Evaluation of a Health Systems Model to Address Equity of Access Issues
AbstractLevel 1 evidence for management of patients with stroke in a dedicated Stroke Care Unit (SCU) demonstrates improved outcomes by about 20%. It has been estimated that 21% of Australian hospitals provide an SCU and that these SCUs are mainly located...
Mentoring for Population Health in General Practice Divisions
AbstractThis paper describes the implementation and evaluation of a three-way model of service development mentoring. This population health mentoring program was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to enable staff from eight Divisions...
National Case Management Standards in Australia - Purpose, Process and Potential Impact
AbstractThe use of case management has been increasing within Australia. The Case Management Society of Australia was established in 1996 to promote the developing case management profession and the viability of the service model in coordinating care...
People under 60 Living in Aged Care Facilities in Victoria
AbstractObjective: To describe the characteristics of people under 60 years of age living in residential aged care in Victoria and to examine the occupational participation of younger residents in aged care facilities by measuring their social contact,...
Tools for Priority Setting: Lessons from South Australia
AbstractBackground: This paper provides an overview of the process and tools used to develop and implement a priority setting framework for the Clinical Senate of South Australia. Established as a clinical advisory group to the Minister and Department...

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.