Health Services Research Unit


  • Work within the HSRU is continuously evolving, and spans three main areas.

    • Low value care
      Low value care provides little or no benefit, may cause patient harm, or provides marginal benefits at a disproportionately high cost.

    • Improving access to care
      Directing children away from the emergency department or outpatient specialty clinics towards community-based care could improve access to hospital care for children with more complex conditions.

    • Mental health services
      At any point in time, one in seven Australian children will experience a mental health problem, yet many of these children are missing out on care.