Health Systems Research

Our health systems research spans a wide variety of areas across health and healthcare delivery.

Overview

Our health systems research spans a wide variety of areas across health and healthcare delivery, including:

  • The availability and use of linked data in Australian research
  • Assessment of NHMRC funding models for grants and fellowships
  • Analysis of design of medical and pharmaceutical funding and delivery models

A particular focus of research has been looking at the pricing of pharmaceuticals both in Australia and internationally. We have also looked at aspects of research funding and infrastructure including looking at the use of linked data in Australia and the reliability of assessment of NHMRC funding models for grants and fellowships.

Current Collaborators

Professor Nick Graves (Queensland University of Technology)

Associate Professor Adrian Barnett (Queensland University of Technology)

Projects

Expenditures and prices of antihyperglycemic medications in the United States

The growth of linked hospital data use in Australia: a systematic review

TRAM: Texting to reduce alcohol misuse

Selected Publications 

TEW, M.DALZIEL, K., Petrie, D., & CLARKE, P. (2016). The growth of linked hospital data use in Australia: A systematic review. Australian Health Review.

HUA, X., CARVALHO, N., TEW, M., Huang, E. S., Herman, W. H., & CLARKE, P. (2016). Expenditures and Prices of Antihyperglycemic Medications in the United States: 2002-2013. JAMA, 315(13), 1400-1402.

CLARKE, P., Herbert, D., Graves, N., & Barnett, A. G. (2016). A randomized trial of fellowships for early career researchers finds a high reliability in funding decisionsJournal of Clinical Epidemiology, 69, 147-151.

Crombie, I.K., Irvine, L., Williams, B., Sniehotta, F.F., PETRIE, D., Evans, J.M.M., Emslie, C., Jones, C., Ricketts, I.W., Humphris, G., Norrie, J., Rice, P., & Slane, P.W. (2014). A mobile phone intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men: study protocol for a randomised controlled cost-effectiveness trial. Trials, 15.

KNOTT, R., Cass, A., Heeley, E., Chalmers, J., Peiris, D., & CLARKE, P. (2012). How fair is Medicare? The income-related distribution of Medicare benefits with special focus on chronic care items.Medical Journal of Australia, 197(11), 625-630.