Health outcomes

Health outcomes

Health Outcomes research stream is part of the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation.

Improving estimates of the burden of injury and disease are integral for priority-setting and to evaluate the impact of preventive strategies. Examining health outcomes following the provision of healthcare can be instrumental in guiding where improvements need to be made in health service delivery and health policy. Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell is leading a programme of research aimed at identifying where systems improvements need to be made. The health outcomes stream is conducting large-scale, population-based studies in the areas of paediatric trauma, dementia and care transitions, unwarranted clinical variation, and a case-control study of adult injury and health service use. By identifying different types of factors that are associated with an increased risk of care complications, along with any variation between service providers, Associate Professor Mitchell and colleagues are developing targeted strategies with the aim of lowering the incidence of complications and improving health outcomes.

Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell is leading the largest population-based case-comparison study of injury in Australia to quantify hospitalised morbidity and mortality attributable to traumatic injury. This study has already identified that injured individuals have a higher mortality and increased rates of health service use for at least 4-months after their injury hospitalisation, indicating that trauma services should consider long-term follow up and support services for seriously injured patients post-hospital discharge.

Rebecca Mitchell
Associate Professor
E: r.mitchell@mq.edu.au
Reidar P. Lystad
Research Fellow
E: reidar.lystad@mq.edu.au
Vu Do
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
E: vu.do@mq.edu.au
Tayhla Ryder
Research Assistant
E: tayhla.ryder@mq.edu.au
 

Content owner: Australian Institute of Health Innovation Last updated: 10 Oct 2019 4:15pm

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