Menzies Centre for Health Policy

Menzies Centre for Health Policy

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is the leading independent scholarly voice on health policy in Australia. It brings together scholars and practitioners with broad expertise in health policy, economics and health services research to produce high-quality analyses of current health policy issues, deliver annual public seminars, education programs and undertake comprehensive research projects. MCHP’s research program addresses five themes that include policies for health futures, value in health care, serious and continuing illness, equity and governance.

News

News

20 August 2018: NHMRC Early Career Fellowship Success Congratulations to Dr Christopher Harrison on the award of his NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. Chris’s project (Occasions of Care Explained and Analysed (OCEAn) Study) aims to measure, using a new web-based electronic survey, how GPs and Practice Nurses in Sydney manage common conditions. The care of patients will be compared to evidence based guidelines to help identify areas where care could be improved.

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Upcoming Event

Upcoming Event

14 September 2018: Webinar Invitation - Study Health Policy at the University of Sydney. The Menzies Centre for Health Policy is pleased to invite you to join our lunchtime webinar on Friday, 14 September between 12 noon and 1 pm, to learn more about postgraduate study in Health Policy offered at the University of Sydney. Applications are now open for commencement in 2019. The new scholarships for tuition to the value of $10,000 will also be discussed during the webinar.

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New Publication

New Publication

2 August 2018: Low-value care in Australian public hospitals: prevalence and trends over time In this new article, Tim Badgery-Parker, Sallie-Anne Pearson, Kelsey Chalmers, Adam G Elshaug and colleagues report the use of 27 low-value procedures in public hospitals in New South Wales. The study, a partnership between the University of Sydney, the NSW Ministry of Health, and the Capital Markets CRC, found between 5079 and 8855 low-value episodes for the 27 procedures, accounting for 11%-19% of all episodes of these procedures, and associated with costs of $49.9 million to $99.3 million. However, half the procedures had negligible low-value care, and 7 others showed decreasing trends, which may indicate most clinicians in NSW recognise when these procedures would be low value.

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