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Generating evidence for cost effectiveness & implementation science

Showing that health services deliver value from scarce resources is an important performance indicator for Australian health services. The process of removing low value MBS item numbers is underway led by the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review panel, and the Choosing Wisely programme is gaining momentum. Cost effectiveness should be part of the tool kit of modern clinicians. There are however many examples of good data about high value care failing to lead to re-organisation of services. Implementation science is the study of methods that improve uptake of valuable health care, improving health. And so is a crucial for a sustainable health system.

Stream Leaders

Professor Nicholas Graves

Director, Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation
Academic Director, AusHSI QUT

Ms Fionnagh Dougan

Chief Executive: Children’s Health Queensland

Mr Luke Worth

Executive Director
Organisational Development
Strategy and Implementation: Metro North Hospital and Health Service



Professor William Parsonage

Eminent Staff Cardiologist
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Professor and Clinical Director
Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation
Queensland University of Technology


Dr Christopher Freeman

Senior Clinical Lecturer, School of Pharmacy
University of Queensland Consultant Pharmacist
Camp Hill Healthcare National Vice President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Director of the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy