Person-centred care (PCC) and shared decision-making (SDM) are part of national clinical standards for an increasing number of areas of health care delivery. In addition to existing standards for accrediting hospitals, day surgery facilities, public dental services and medical education in Australia, new standards governing primary health care and [...]
Psychological, social and financial impacts of COVID-19 on culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Sydney, Australia – Danielle Muscat et al
To explore the psychological, social and financial outcomes of COVID-19—and the sociodemographic predictors of those outcomes—among culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Sydney, Australia.
Socioeconomic differences in prostate cancer treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis – Ben Gallagher et al
Since the 1990s, most nations have had a reduction or stabilisation in prostate cancer mortality. However, socioeconomic differences in disease specific mortality and survival have persisted. This has been partially attributed to differences in treatment choices. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to describe [...]
Considering potential benefits, as well as harms, from the COVID-19 disruption to cancer screening and other healthcare services – Katy Bell et al
Since 2020, hundreds of thousands of more deaths than expected have been observed across the globe. Amid the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, current research priorities are to control the spread of infection and minimise loss of life. However, there may be future opportunities to learn [...]
HL Hub seminar: How health literate are our health services? Measuring and making change to improve organisational health literacy (29 March 2022)
Watch the webinar: Health literate organisations make it easy for people to find, understand and apply health information so they can have better health and access to care. A health literacy self-assessment can be an important starting point for improving our services and ensuring that [...]
The Impact of Health Literacy-Sensitive Design and Heart Age in a Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Decision Aid: Randomized Controlled Trial and End-User Testing – Carissa Bonner et al
Shared decision-making is an essential principle for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), where asymptomatic people consider lifelong medication and lifestyle changes. This study aims to develop and evaluate the first literacy-sensitive CVD prevention decision aid (DA) developed for people with low health literacy, and [...]
Main COVID-19 information sources in a culturally and linguistically diverse community in Sydney, Australia: A cross-sectional survey – Julie Ayre et al
This study describes COVID-19 information-seeking experiences for culturally and linguistically diverse groups in Sydney, Australia. Cross-sectional survey, translated into 11 languages; participants recruited from March 21 to July 9, 2021. Regression models identified factors associated with difficulty finding easy-to-understand COVID-19 information.
The challenges with managing polycystic ovary syndrome: A qualitative study of women’s and clinicians’ experiences – Tessa Copp et al
This is the first study to explore both clinicians’ and women’s experiences with managing PCOS, illustrating several challenges in managing this heterogeneous condition.
How to avoid overdiagnosis and overtreatment and get the health care you need – Kristen Pickles (17 March 2022)
Read the ABC News item about how medical 'maximisers' can end up overdiagnosed, overtreated and out of pocket, and the related 2021 JAMA Network Open paper.
ABC RN The Health Report: For medical advice do you take action – or wait and see? Kirsten McCaffery (28 February 2022)
Listen to ABC Radio National's 'The Health Report' segment discussing our recent paper 'Preferences for more or less health care and association with health literacy of men eligible for prostate-specific antigen screening in Australia'.