World Happiness Report Sept 2013

World Happiness Report – September 2013

The world is now in the midst of a major policy debate about the objectives of public policy. What should be the world’s Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2015-2030? The World Happiness Report 2013 is offered as a contribution to that crucial debate. In July 2011 the UN General Assembly passed a historic resolution. […]

Zero To Eight Young Children Internet Use – UK LSE August 2013

EU Kids Online has spent seven years investigating 9-16 year olds’ engagement with the internet, focusing on the benefits and risks of children’s internet use. While this meant examining the experiences of much younger children than had been researched before EU Kids Online began its work in 2006, there is now a critical need for […]

Australian Pharma Industry Report PWC July 213

Australian Pharma Industry Report – PWC July 2013

It’s no secret that the Australian pharma and medicines industry is going through tough times. Globally, the industry is having to grapple with changing business models, a more competitive market, major patent expiries, shifting technology, constrained budgets, increasing scrutiny from payers and regulators, and fundamental questions being raised about the validity of what the industry […]

eHealth Broadband Requirements Literature Review IBES June 2013

eHealth Broadband Requirements Literature Review – IBES June 2013

eHealth Broadband Requirements Literature Review forms the initial work of a joint project between the University of Melbourne and the Australian Centre for Health Innovation. The study is exploring the changes that may be necessary for Victorian healthcare organizations to enable more integrated planning and better coordinated provision of data connectivity arrangements so they can […]

Economic Impact of Human Gene Patents – CIE IP Australia May 2013

As with all patents, there are challenges and trade-offs when temporary exclusive rights are required to spur innovation — isolated human gene sequence patents are no different. There are varying views on the merits of isolated human gene sequence patents. Where proponents claim that patents are crucial to supporting high risk and high cost medical […]

Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research In Australia

The Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia was established by the Australian Government in late 2011. The Review was to report early in 2013 and recommend a 10-year strategic health and medical research plan for the nation. The Panel is chaired by 2011 Australian of the Year, Mr Simon McKeon AO. The […]

Effect of Telehealth on Quality of Life British Medical Journal Feb 2013

Effect of Telehealth on Quality of Life – British Medical Journal Feb 2013

Effect of telehealth on quality of life and psychological outcomes over 12 months (Whole Systems Demonstrator telehealth questionnaire study): nested study of patient reported outcomes in a pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial. Over the coming decades, extended life expectancy and low fertility will result in a shift in the old age dependency ratio in many […]

Australian Bureau Statistics – Year Book Australia – ABS 2012

Year Book Australia is the principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the Australian economy, society and environment. In addition, it contains information on Australia’s geography and climate, system of government, government services, international relations and defence. The first Official Year Book of the […]

Connected Health - Global Report - Accenture November 2012

Connected Health – Global Report – Accenture November 2012

This report documents the findings of a year-long international study of connected health, entailing extensive interviews of health leaders, surveys of physicians and case studies across eight countries: Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the United States. These national health systems are diverse, with models varying from predominantly single payer health services to […]