St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Overview

The Health Economics Unit works with Professor Peter Choong and his team at the Department of Surgery, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, to improve the cost-effectiveness of orthopaedic surgery. Current research themes include identifying the predictors of cost-effectiveness in total knee and hip arthroplasty, and the quality of life trajectories of patients in the absence of surgery.

Staff

Prof Philip Clarke

Prof Peter Choong

Dr Michelle Dowsey

Dr Chris Schilling

Michelle Tew

Max Catchpool

Projects

Centre for Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement : OPtimising oUtcomes, equity, cost effectiveness and patient Selection (OPUS)

Closing the evidence-practice gap in total knee replacement: optimising evidence-based decision-making through a multi-dimensional surgeon feedback intervention

St. Vincent’s Early Mobilisation Pathway (STEP) Study to complete an economic evaluation of an early mobilisation pathway for recipients of total joint replacement (TJA)

Application to develop a Centre for Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement OPtimising oUtcomes, equity, cost effectiveness and patient Selection (OPUS)

Selected Publications

SCHILLING, C., Petrie, D., Dowsey, M. M., Choong, P. F., & CLARKE, P. (2017). The Impact of Regression to the Mean on Economic Evaluation in Quasi‚ÄźExperimental Pre–Post Studies: The Example of Total Knee Replacement Using Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Health economics.

SCHILLING, C. G., Dowsey, M. M., Petrie, D. J., CLARKE, P. M., & Choong, P. F. (2017). Predicting the long-term gains in health-related quality of life after total knee arthroplasty. The Journal of arthroplasty, 32(2), 395-401

SCHILLING, C., Dowsey, M., Choong, P., and CLARKE, P. (2016). Using patient reported outcomes for economic evaluation: getting the timing right. Value in Health. Accepted May 2016.