What it is
Implementation research helps evidence to be translated into practice. It makes sure treatments are accessible to everyone, informed by evidence and suitable for different patients and in different contexts.
Health economics is a branch of economics concerned with issues of healthcare efficiency, effectiveness, value, and behaviour. Health economics is important to make the case for new treatments and to support funding and regulation.
The Health Systems Implementation and Economics Enabling Platform incorporates implementation research and health economics evaluation
What we do
The Providing Enhanced Access to Child Health Services Evaluation, PEACH-E, is an exemplar project for this platform. The aim of the PEACH initiative is to reduce health inequities experienced by children and young people from priority populations at every stage of the patient’s journey. This includes patients who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, refugee/asylum seeker, living with a disability, or living in out of home care.
The platform will be:
- evaluating the impact of PEACH on reducing inequity in child health access and outcomes for children from 5 priority populations.
- evaluating implementation by exploring barriers and facilitators in delivery of PEACH at SCHN.
- evaluating the costs of PEACH by modelling the costs incurred at SCHN, evaluating government budget impacts, and extrapolating to NSW and national children’s hospitals.
- co-designing a PEACH sustainability framework for rollout of this intervention across NSW, and to other major children’s hospitals nationally.
- University of NSW
- University of Sydney
- Macquarie University
- Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN)