Dr Beverley Essue

NHMRC Sidney Sax Research Fellow
Menzies Centre for Health Policy
School of Public Health


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Biographical details

Beverley Essue is a Senior Research Fellow and health economist at the University of Sydney with honorary appointments at the George Institute for Global Health (Australia) and McMaster University (Canada). She has a PhD in health economics and health policy (awarded: 2013) and a Master of Public Health degree (2007), both from the University of Sydney. She is currently the recipient of a NHMRC Sidney Sax Research Fellowship (2014-2019). She previously held an Ian Potter Foundation post-doctoral fellowship (2013-2014). She is a health systems researcher with expertise in applying economic methods to investigate and evaluate complex issues affecting global health systems. Her research focus has been on investigating the economic, social and health consequences experienced by populations with long term conditions, such as noncommunicable diseases, and the implications for strengthening financial risk protection and enhancing universal health coverage.

She has specific expertise in conducting policy-focused research, economic evaluations of complex health system interventions, household economic impact analyses and evaluating interventions designed to improve the financial protection of populations with long term conditions.

Research interests

- Health economics

- Health policy

- Equity research

- Health systems research

- Health services research

- Chronic illness management

- Global Health

International links

Canada

(McMaster University) NHMRC Sidney Sax Research Fellowship

Vietnam

(Fred Hollows Foundation, Vietnam) Investigating the economic and psychological impact of cataract surgery in Vietnam: The VISIONARY Study

Selected grants

2016

  • Disease Control Priorities network - sub-award for project with University of Washington; Essue B; University of Washington/Research Support.
  • Disease Control Priorities Network; Essue B; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Research Support.

2014

  • Towards a broader economic and social perspective on chronic disease evaluation; Essue B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

2013

  • Living with acute coronary syndrome: The patient journey, family economic burden and 12-month outcomes after hospitalization in NSW; Redfern J, Turnbull F, Brieger D, Chew D, French J, Briffa T, Jorm L, Jan S, Essue B, Billot L; National Heart Foundation of Australia/NSW CVRN Research Development Project Grant.

2012

  • Heart Foundation- Travel Grant - April 2012; Essue B; National Heart Foundation of Australia/Travel Grants.

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Berle, D., Steel, Z., Essue, B., Keay, L., Jan, S., Tan Phuc, H., Hackett, M. (2017). Multisite prospective investigation of psychological outcomes following cataract surgery in Vietnam. BMJ Global Health, 2(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Birch, S. (2016). Blunt policy instruments deliver blunt policy outcomes: Why cost sharing is not effective at controlling utilization and improving health system efficiency. Medical Care, 54(2), 107-109. [More Information]
  • Yadav, L., Tewari, A., Jain, A., Essue, B., Peiris, D., Woodward, M., Kotwal, P., Lindley, R., Jan, S., Chantler, T., Norton, R., et al (2016). Protocol-based management of older adults with hip fractures in Delhi, India: a feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2(15), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Peiris, D., Lei, S., Patel, A., Tian, M., Essue, B., Jan, S., Zhang, P. (2016). Systematic medical assessment, referral and treatment for diabetes care in China using lay family health promoters: protocol for the SMARTDiabetes cluster randomised controlled trial. Implementation Science, 11(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Hyun, K., Essue, B., Woodward, M., Jan, S., Brieger, D., Chew, D., Nallaiah, K., Howell, T., Briffa, T., Ranasinghe, I., Redfern, J., et al (2016). The household economic burden for acute coronary syndrome survivors in Australia. BMC Health Services Research, 16(1). [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Usherwood, T., Leeder, S., Yusuf, F., Gillespie, J., Perkovic, V., Wilson, A., Jan, S., Essue, B. (2015). Co-payments for health care: what is their real cost? Australian Health Review, 39(1), 33-36. [More Information]
  • Plant, N., Kelly, P., Leeder, S., D'Souza, M., Mallitt, K., Usherwood, T., Jan, S., Boyages, S., Essue, B., McNab, J., Gillespie, J. (2015). Coordinated care versus standard care in hospital admissions of people with chronic illness: A randomised controlled trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 203(1), 33-39. [More Information]
  • Jha, V., John, O., Joshi, R., Kotwal, S., Essue, B., Jan, S., Gallagher, M., Knight, J. (2015). Dialysis outcomes in India: a pilot study. Nephrology, 20(5), 329-334. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Essue, B., Jan, S. (2015). Financing options to sustain Medicare. Medical Journal of Australia, 230(6), 244-245. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Beaton, A., Hull, C., Belfrage, J., Thompson, S., Meachen, M., Gillespie, J. (2015). Living with economic hardship at the end of life. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 5(2), 129-137. [More Information]
  • Allers, K., Essue, B., Hackett, M., Muhunthan, J., Anderson, C., Pickles, K., Scheibe, F., Jan, S. (2015). The economic impact of epilepsy: a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 15(1), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Kimman, M., Svenstrup, N., Kjoege, K., Laba, T., Hackett, M., Jan, S. (2015). The effectiveness of interventions to reduce the household economic burden of illness and injury: a systematic review. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 93(2), 102-112B. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Essue, B., Kimman, M., Jan, S. (2015). Understanding Patient Preferences in Medication Nonadherence: A Review of Stated Preference Data. The Patient, 8(5), 385-395. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Li, Q., Hackett, M., Keay, L., Iezzi, B., Tran, K., Tan Phuc, H., Jan, S. (2014). A multicenter prospective cohort study of quality of life and economic outcomes after cataract surgery in Vietnam: The VISIONARY study. Ophthalmology, 121(11), 2138-2146. [More Information]
  • Gatt, L., Jan, S., Mondraty, N., Horsfield, S., Hart, S., Russell, J., Laba, T., Essue, B. (2014). The household economic burden of eating disorders and adherence to treatment in Australia. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Mirzaei, M., Aspin, C., Essue, B., Jeon, Y., Dugdale, P., Usherwood, T., Leeder, S. (2013). A patient-centred approach to health service delivery: improving health outcomes for people with chronic illness. BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Jan, S., Essue, B., Glozier, N., Lindley, R., Li, Q., Hackett, M. (2013). Are rehabilitation services following stroke accessed equitably in Australia?: findings from the psychosocial outcomes in stroke (POISE) cohort study. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Wong, G., Chapman, J., Li, Q., Jan, S. (2013). How are patients managing with the costs of care for chronic kidney disease in Australia? A cross-sectional study. BMC Nephrology, 14(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Plant, N., Mallitt, K., Kelly, P., Usherwood, T., Gillespie, J., Boyages, S., Jan, S., McNab, J., Essue, B., Gradidge, K., Aspin, C., Leeder, S., et al (2013). Implementation and effectiveness of 'care navigation', coordinated management for people with complex chronic illness: rationale and methods of a randomised controlled. BMC Health Services Research, 13(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • McRae, I., Yen, L., Jeon, Y., Herath, P., Essue, B. (2013). Multimorbidity is associated with higher out-of-pocket spending: a study of older Australians with multiple chronic conditions. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(2), 144-149. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Jan, S. (2013). The household economic burden of chronic illness: an under-recognised problem in Australia. Health Voices, 12, 11-13.
  • Jan, S., Essue, B., Leeder, S. (2012). Falling through the cracks: the hidden economic burden of chronic illness and disability on Australian households. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(1), 29-31. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Hackett, M., Li, Q., Glozier, N., Lindley, R., Jan, S. (2012). How Are Household Economic Circumstances Affected After a Stroke?: The Psychosocial Outcomes In StrokE (POISE) Study. Stroke, 43(11), 3110-3113. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Jan, S., Hackett, M., Bleasel, A., Ireland, C., Berkovic, S., Anderson, C. (2011). Action to improve awareness, participation, care and support for people with epilepsy. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(1), 7-9. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Hackett, M., Mueller, A., Thi Hanh Duc, N., Tan Phuc, H., Jan, S. (2011). inVestIgating the pSychologIcal and ecONomic impAct of cataRact surgerY in Vietnam: The VISIONARY observational study protocol. BMC Ophthalmology, 11(1), 25-1-25-7. [More Information]
  • Yen, L., McRae, I., Jeon, Y., Essue, B., Herath, P. (2011). The impact of chronic illness on workforce participation and the need for assistance with household tasks and personal care by older Australians. Health and Social Care in the Community, 19(5), 485-494. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Kelly, P., Roberts, M., Leeder, S., Jan, S. (2011). We can't afford my chronic illness! The out-of pocket burden associated with managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in western Sydney, Australia. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 16(44), 226-231. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Jowsey, T., Yen, L., Glasgow, N., Essue, B., Kljakovic, M., Pearce-Brown, C., Mirzaei, M., Usherwood, T., Jan, S., Aspin, C., et al (2010). Achieving a balanced life in the face of chronic illness. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16(1), 66-74. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Jowsey, T., Jeon, Y., Mirzaei, M., Pearce-Brown, C., Aspin, C., Usherwood, T. (2010). Informal care and the self-management partnership: implications for Australian health policy and practice. Australian Health Review, 34(4), 414-422. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Essue, B., Jan, S., Wells, R., Whitworth, J. (2009). Economic hardship associated with managing chronic illness: a qualitative inquiry. BMC Health Services Research, 9, 182-1-182-11. [More Information]
  • Gillespie, J., Essue, B., Leeder, S., Thow, A. (2009). Grasping the initiative in health policy research and reform. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(10), 528-529. [More Information]
  • Zlotnik Shaul, R., Reid, L., Essue, B., Gibson, J., Marzinotto, V., Daneman, D. (2005). Dissemination to research subjects: operationalizing investigator accountability. Accountability in Research, 12(1), 1-16. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • McRae, I., Yen, L., Jeon, Y., Herath, M., Essue, B. (2012). The Health of Senior Australians and the Out-of Pocket Healthcare Costs They Face, November 2012, (pp. 1 - 19). Canberra, Australia: National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre.
  • Beaton, A., Essue, B., Hull, C., Gillespie, J. (2011). 'Travelling alongside' patients', carers' and health care professionals' experiences of the Calvary Health Care Bethlehem model of specialist palliative care, (pp. 1 - 69). Sydney, Australia: Menzies Centre for Health Policy.

2017

  • Berle, D., Steel, Z., Essue, B., Keay, L., Jan, S., Tan Phuc, H., Hackett, M. (2017). Multisite prospective investigation of psychological outcomes following cataract surgery in Vietnam. BMJ Global Health, 2(1), 1-9. [More Information]

2016

  • Essue, B., Birch, S. (2016). Blunt policy instruments deliver blunt policy outcomes: Why cost sharing is not effective at controlling utilization and improving health system efficiency. Medical Care, 54(2), 107-109. [More Information]
  • Yadav, L., Tewari, A., Jain, A., Essue, B., Peiris, D., Woodward, M., Kotwal, P., Lindley, R., Jan, S., Chantler, T., Norton, R., et al (2016). Protocol-based management of older adults with hip fractures in Delhi, India: a feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2(15), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Peiris, D., Lei, S., Patel, A., Tian, M., Essue, B., Jan, S., Zhang, P. (2016). Systematic medical assessment, referral and treatment for diabetes care in China using lay family health promoters: protocol for the SMARTDiabetes cluster randomised controlled trial. Implementation Science, 11(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Hyun, K., Essue, B., Woodward, M., Jan, S., Brieger, D., Chew, D., Nallaiah, K., Howell, T., Briffa, T., Ranasinghe, I., Redfern, J., et al (2016). The household economic burden for acute coronary syndrome survivors in Australia. BMC Health Services Research, 16(1). [More Information]

2015

  • Laba, T., Usherwood, T., Leeder, S., Yusuf, F., Gillespie, J., Perkovic, V., Wilson, A., Jan, S., Essue, B. (2015). Co-payments for health care: what is their real cost? Australian Health Review, 39(1), 33-36. [More Information]
  • Plant, N., Kelly, P., Leeder, S., D'Souza, M., Mallitt, K., Usherwood, T., Jan, S., Boyages, S., Essue, B., McNab, J., Gillespie, J. (2015). Coordinated care versus standard care in hospital admissions of people with chronic illness: A randomised controlled trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 203(1), 33-39. [More Information]
  • Jha, V., John, O., Joshi, R., Kotwal, S., Essue, B., Jan, S., Gallagher, M., Knight, J. (2015). Dialysis outcomes in India: a pilot study. Nephrology, 20(5), 329-334. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Essue, B., Jan, S. (2015). Financing options to sustain Medicare. Medical Journal of Australia, 230(6), 244-245. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Beaton, A., Hull, C., Belfrage, J., Thompson, S., Meachen, M., Gillespie, J. (2015). Living with economic hardship at the end of life. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 5(2), 129-137. [More Information]
  • Allers, K., Essue, B., Hackett, M., Muhunthan, J., Anderson, C., Pickles, K., Scheibe, F., Jan, S. (2015). The economic impact of epilepsy: a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 15(1), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Kimman, M., Svenstrup, N., Kjoege, K., Laba, T., Hackett, M., Jan, S. (2015). The effectiveness of interventions to reduce the household economic burden of illness and injury: a systematic review. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 93(2), 102-112B. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Essue, B., Kimman, M., Jan, S. (2015). Understanding Patient Preferences in Medication Nonadherence: A Review of Stated Preference Data. The Patient, 8(5), 385-395. [More Information]

2014

  • Essue, B., Li, Q., Hackett, M., Keay, L., Iezzi, B., Tran, K., Tan Phuc, H., Jan, S. (2014). A multicenter prospective cohort study of quality of life and economic outcomes after cataract surgery in Vietnam: The VISIONARY study. Ophthalmology, 121(11), 2138-2146. [More Information]
  • Gatt, L., Jan, S., Mondraty, N., Horsfield, S., Hart, S., Russell, J., Laba, T., Essue, B. (2014). The household economic burden of eating disorders and adherence to treatment in Australia. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 1-9. [More Information]

2013

  • Mirzaei, M., Aspin, C., Essue, B., Jeon, Y., Dugdale, P., Usherwood, T., Leeder, S. (2013). A patient-centred approach to health service delivery: improving health outcomes for people with chronic illness. BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Jan, S., Essue, B., Glozier, N., Lindley, R., Li, Q., Hackett, M. (2013). Are rehabilitation services following stroke accessed equitably in Australia?: findings from the psychosocial outcomes in stroke (POISE) cohort study. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Wong, G., Chapman, J., Li, Q., Jan, S. (2013). How are patients managing with the costs of care for chronic kidney disease in Australia? A cross-sectional study. BMC Nephrology, 14(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Plant, N., Mallitt, K., Kelly, P., Usherwood, T., Gillespie, J., Boyages, S., Jan, S., McNab, J., Essue, B., Gradidge, K., Aspin, C., Leeder, S., et al (2013). Implementation and effectiveness of 'care navigation', coordinated management for people with complex chronic illness: rationale and methods of a randomised controlled. BMC Health Services Research, 13(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • McRae, I., Yen, L., Jeon, Y., Herath, P., Essue, B. (2013). Multimorbidity is associated with higher out-of-pocket spending: a study of older Australians with multiple chronic conditions. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(2), 144-149. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Jan, S. (2013). The household economic burden of chronic illness: an under-recognised problem in Australia. Health Voices, 12, 11-13.

2012

  • Jan, S., Essue, B., Leeder, S. (2012). Falling through the cracks: the hidden economic burden of chronic illness and disability on Australian households. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(1), 29-31. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Hackett, M., Li, Q., Glozier, N., Lindley, R., Jan, S. (2012). How Are Household Economic Circumstances Affected After a Stroke?: The Psychosocial Outcomes In StrokE (POISE) Study. Stroke, 43(11), 3110-3113. [More Information]
  • McRae, I., Yen, L., Jeon, Y., Herath, M., Essue, B. (2012). The Health of Senior Australians and the Out-of Pocket Healthcare Costs They Face, November 2012, (pp. 1 - 19). Canberra, Australia: National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre.

2011

  • Beaton, A., Essue, B., Hull, C., Gillespie, J. (2011). 'Travelling alongside' patients', carers' and health care professionals' experiences of the Calvary Health Care Bethlehem model of specialist palliative care, (pp. 1 - 69). Sydney, Australia: Menzies Centre for Health Policy.
  • Essue, B., Jan, S., Hackett, M., Bleasel, A., Ireland, C., Berkovic, S., Anderson, C. (2011). Action to improve awareness, participation, care and support for people with epilepsy. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(1), 7-9. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Hackett, M., Mueller, A., Thi Hanh Duc, N., Tan Phuc, H., Jan, S. (2011). inVestIgating the pSychologIcal and ecONomic impAct of cataRact surgerY in Vietnam: The VISIONARY observational study protocol. BMC Ophthalmology, 11(1), 25-1-25-7. [More Information]
  • Yen, L., McRae, I., Jeon, Y., Essue, B., Herath, P. (2011). The impact of chronic illness on workforce participation and the need for assistance with household tasks and personal care by older Australians. Health and Social Care in the Community, 19(5), 485-494. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Kelly, P., Roberts, M., Leeder, S., Jan, S. (2011). We can't afford my chronic illness! The out-of pocket burden associated with managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in western Sydney, Australia. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 16(44), 226-231. [More Information]

2010

  • Jeon, Y., Jowsey, T., Yen, L., Glasgow, N., Essue, B., Kljakovic, M., Pearce-Brown, C., Mirzaei, M., Usherwood, T., Jan, S., Aspin, C., et al (2010). Achieving a balanced life in the face of chronic illness. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16(1), 66-74. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Jowsey, T., Jeon, Y., Mirzaei, M., Pearce-Brown, C., Aspin, C., Usherwood, T. (2010). Informal care and the self-management partnership: implications for Australian health policy and practice. Australian Health Review, 34(4), 414-422. [More Information]

2009

  • Jeon, Y., Essue, B., Jan, S., Wells, R., Whitworth, J. (2009). Economic hardship associated with managing chronic illness: a qualitative inquiry. BMC Health Services Research, 9, 182-1-182-11. [More Information]
  • Gillespie, J., Essue, B., Leeder, S., Thow, A. (2009). Grasping the initiative in health policy research and reform. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(10), 528-529. [More Information]

2005

  • Zlotnik Shaul, R., Reid, L., Essue, B., Gibson, J., Marzinotto, V., Daneman, D. (2005). Dissemination to research subjects: operationalizing investigator accountability. Accountability in Research, 12(1), 1-16. [More Information]

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