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Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare

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The Institute delivers world-class research, engagement and training that serves as a national and international resource for scholars, clinicians, system leaders, patients and families in the implementation of evidence-based clinical care. The effective integration of research into practice contributes to the health and healthcare of Australians, influences health policy, improves global health outcomes, and enhances Bond University as a leading private and independent University.

 

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Our purpose

We aim to improve healthcare by better understanding the causes of, and solutions to, gaps between research evidence and its application in practice.

To achieve this, we:
  • Undertake research that more closely aligns evidence and patient care.
  • Support and extend collaborations between clinicians and health researchers to achieve higher value care.
  • Enable patients and families to make evidence-informed health decisions that are congruent with their values and preferences.
  • Lead and facilitate the teaching and learning of evidence-based practice.
  • Develop young researchers for research programs in sustainable healthcare.

Our research

Our research addresses four big, neglected problems in healthcare. Our focus in these areas assists health systems to provide care that is patient-centred and informed by evidence, and enables patients to make decisions that are congruent with their values, preferences and circumstances.

Antibiotic resistance

currently leads to 30,000 avoidable deaths per year in Europe and the USA, threatens elective surgery, and foreshadows a resurgence of the bacterial diseases of the 19th century.

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Overdiagnosis

has led to a massive increase in the apparent prevalence of many diseases through definition change and overdetection, and rising healthcare costs.

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Neglected non-drug treatments

are often as effective and as safe, or safer than their pharmaceutical cousins but are poorly described and “marketed”, and therefore little used.

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Waste in medical research

is estimated to cost over $100 billion per year from avoidable design flaws, non-publication and poor reporting, resulting in >85% avoidable waste.

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Latest news

  • Professor Tammy Hoffmann secures prestigious, leadership level grant

    Bond University researcher Tammy Hoffmann OAM has received an almost $3 million grant aimed at empowering patients to have a greater say in their medical care and combating over-treatment.

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  • Antibiotic resistance research set to continue after huge funding boost

    Bond University academics are among a team of researchers awarded almost $4 million to reduce the overprescription of antibiotics for common conditions such as sore throat, sinusitis and colds.

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  • Salt substitute for cardiovascular health

    9News interview with Hannah Greenwood and Dr Loai Albarqouni discussing their latest research on salt substitution for cardiovascular healt.

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  • Podcast: Antibiotics for acute middle ear infection (acute otitis media) in children

    Over nearly 30 years, the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group has produced close to 200 reviews. One of their earliest, antibiotics for acute otitis media in children, was first published in 2000 and it was updated for the fourth time in November 2023. Here's two of the authors, Sharon Sanders and Paul Glasziou from the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare at Bond University in Australia to talk about the latest findings. 

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  • Paul Glasziou | The Surfing Professor

    Article by Medics Voices - 6 Feb 2024

    The World of Evidence, Overdiagnosis, Overtreatment, and Incidentalomas. Paul Glasziou FRACGP, PhD is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Bond University. His applied clinical research is recognised throughout the world, answering questions that change the way we make decisions in medicine.

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  • Evidence of overdiagnosis of non-cancer conditions

    Overdiagnosis of conditions other than cancer is occurring, and researchers now have a way of estimating it.

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  • Final Newsletter 2023

    Welcome to the Institute's final newsletter for 2023. Dive into a year of incredible achievements with us as we celebrate our impact, awards, and global recognition, upcoming events and an array of news and activities.

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