AusHSI Publications 2019

Please find below details of publications that our researchers have contributed to in 2019 (updated September 2019)


  1. Amarasinghe, H., R.D. Jayasinghe, D. Dharmagunawardene, M. Attygalla, P.A. Scuffham, N. Johnson, and S. Kularatna, Economic burden of managing oral cancer patients in Sri Lanka: a cross-sectional hospital -based costing study. BMJ Open, 2019. 9(7): p. e027661.
  2. Asumadu-Sakyi, A.B., A.G. Barnett, P. Thai, E.R. Jayaratne, W. Miller, M.H. Thompson, R. Roghani, and L. Morawska, The relationship between indoor and outdoor temperature in warm and cool seasons in houses in Brisbane, Australia. Energy and Buildings, 2019. 191: p. 127-142.
  3. Asumadu-Sakyi, A.B., W. Miller, A.G. Barnett, P.K. Thai, E.R. Jayaratne, M.H. Thompson, R. Roghani, and L. Morawska, Seasonal temperature patterns and durations of acceptable temperature range in houses in Brisbane, Australia. Science of the Total Environment, 2019. 683: p. 470-479.
  4. Barnett, A. and D. Moher, Turning the tables: A university league-table based on quality not quantity [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. F1000Research, 2019. 8(583).
  5. Blythe, R., S. Kularatna, N. White, N. Graves, K. Clark, H. Middleton, and R. Grimley, Fits, faints, falls and funny turns: cost and capacity savings in Queensland from the accelerated transient attack pathway initiative (ATAP). Age Ageing, 2019.
  6. Blythe, R., S. Naidoo, C. Abbott, G. Bryant, A. Dines, and N. Graves, Development and pilot of a multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) tool for health services administrators. BMJ Open, 2019. 9(4): p. e025752.
  7. Brain, D., R. Tulleners, X. Lee, Q. Cheng, N. Graves, and R. Pacella, Cost-effectiveness analysis of an innovative model of care for chronic wounds patients. PLOS ONE, 2019. 14(3): p. e0212366.
  8. Byrnes, J., J. Ball, L. Gao, Y. Kai Chan, S. Kularatna, S. Stewart, and P.A. Scuffham, Within trial cost-utility analysis of disease management program for patients hospitalized with atrial fibrillation: results from the SAFETY trial. J Med Econ, 2019: p. 1-8.
  9. Cameron, J.K., L. Hall, S.Y.C. Tong, D.L. Paterson, and K. Halton, Incidence of community onset MRSA in Australia: least reported where it is Most prevalent. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, 2019. 8(1): p. 33.
  10. Carter, H.E., D. Knowles, T. Moroney, G. Holtmann, T. Rahman, M. Appleyard, N. Steele, M. Zanco, and N. Graves, The use of modelling studies to inform planning of health services: case study of rapidly increasing endoscopy services in Australia. BMC Health Services Research, 2019. 19(1): p. 608.
  11. Carter, H.E., D. Schofield, and R. Shrestha, Productivity costs of cardiovascular disease mortality across disease types and socioeconomic groups. Open Heart, 2019. 6(1): p. e000939.
  12. Carter, H.E., D.J. Schofield, R. Shrestha, and L. Veerman, The productivity gains associated with a junk food tax and their impact on cost-effectiveness. PLOS ONE, 2019. 14(7): p. e0220209.
  13. Cheng, Q., S. Kularatna, X.J. Lee, N. Graves, and R.E. Pacella, Comparison of EQ-5D-5L and SPVU-5D for measuring quality of life in patients with venous leg ulcers in an Australian setting. Quality of Life Research, 2019. 28(7): p. 1903-11.
  14. Close, E., B.P. White, L. Willmott, C. Gallois, M. Parker, N. Graves, and S. Winch, Doctors’ perceptions of how resource limitations relate to futility in end-of-life decision making: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Medical Ethics, 2019.
  15. Crilly, J., J.H. Greenslade, A. Johnston, E. Carlstrom, O. Thom, L. Abraham, D. Mills, and M. Wallis, Staff perceptions of the emergency department working environment: An international cross-sectional survey. Emerg Med Australas, 2019.
  16. Dean, A.J., A.G. Barnett, K.A. Wilson, and G. Turrell, Beyond the ‘extinction of experience’ – Novel pathways between nature experience and support for nature conservation. Global Environmental Change, 2019. 55: p. 48-57.
  17. Ekanayake, C., A. Pathmeswaran, S. Kularatna, R. Herath, and P. Wijesinghe, Challenges of Costing a Surgical Procedure in a Lower-Middle-Income Country. World J Surg, 2019. 43(1): p. 52-59.
  18. Fasugba, O., A.C. Cheng, V. Gregory, N. Graves, J. Koerner, P. Collignon, A. Gardner, and B.G. Mitchell, Chlorhexidine for meatal cleaning in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: a multicentre stepped-wedge randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2019. 19(6): p. 611-619.
  19. Gamalathge, P.U., H.E. Carter, O. Wimalaratne, and S. Kularatne, Developing and evaluating an intervention to improve care and reduce costs of rabies postexposure therapy: an observational quality improvement initiative in selected vaccination units in Sri Lanka. Int J Evid Based Healthc, 2019.
  20. Gamalathge, P.U., S. Kularatna, H.E. Carter, S. Senanayake, and N. Graves, Cost-effectiveness of interventions to reduce the risk of healthcare-acquired infections in middle-income countries: a systematic review. Journal of Infection Prevention, 2019.
  21. Jadambaa, A., H.J. Thomas, J.G. Scott, N. Graves, D. Brain, and R. Pacella, Prevalence of traditional bullying and cyberbullying among children and adolescents in Australia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2019.
  22. Johnson, S.R., H.E. Carter, P. Leo, S.A. Hollingworth, E.A. Davis, T.W. Jones, L.S. Conwell, M. Harris, M.A. Brown, N. Graves, and E.L. Duncan, Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Routine Screening Using Massively Parallel Sequencing for Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young in a Pediatric Diabetes Cohort: Reduced Health System Costs and Improved Patient Quality of Life. Diabetes Care, 2019. 42(1): p. 69-76.
  23. Johnson, S.R., H.E. Carter, P. Leo, S.A. Hollingworth, E.A. Davis, T.W. Jones, L.S. Conwell, M. Harris, M.A. Brown, N. Graves, and E.L. Duncan, Response to Comment on Johnson et al. Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Routine Screening Using Massively Parallel Sequencing for Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young in a Pediatric Diabetes Cohort: Reduced Health System Costs and Improved Patient Quality of Life. Diabetes Care 2019;42:69-76. Diabetes care, 2019. 42(5): p. e79-e80.
  24. Kularatna, S., S. Senanayake, N. Gunawardena, and N. Graves, Comparison of the EQ-5D 3L and the SF-6D (SF-36) contemporaneous utility scores in patients with chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka: A Cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open, 2019. 9(2).
  25. Lalloo, R., S.K. Tadakamadla, J. Kroon, O. Tut, S. Kularatna, R. Boase, K. Kapellas, D. Gilchrist, E. Cobbledick, J. Rogers, and N.W. Johnson, Salivary characteristics and dental caries experience in remote Indigenous children in Australia: A cross-sectional study. BMC Oral Health, 2019. 19(1).
  26. Lam, C.S.P., R. Castillo, D.T. Ho, R.R. Kasliwal, R. Khurana, S. Naik, T. Omland, W.A. Parsonage, A. Phrommintikul, D. Tobing, and K.K.H. Yiu, High-sensitivity troponin I for cardiovascular risk stratification in the general asymptomatic population: Perspectives from Asia-Pacific. Int J Cardiol, 2019. 282: p. 93-98.
  27. Lukin, B., J. Greenslade, A.M. Kearney, C. Douglas, T. Howell, M. Barras, and P. Good, Conversion of other opioids to methadone: a retrospective comparison of two methods. BMJ Support Palliat Care, 2019.
  28. Mahesh, P.K.B., M.W. Gunathunga, S. Jayasinghe, S.M. Arnold, S. Senanayake, C. Senanayake, L.S.D. De Silva, and S. Kularatna, Construct validity and reliability of EQ-5D-3L for stroke survivors in a lower middle income setting. Ceylon Medical Journal, 2019. 64: p. 52-58.
  29. Meloncelli, N., A. Barnett, F. Pelly, and S. de Jersey, Diagnosis and management practices for gestational diabetes mellitus in Australia: Cross-sectional survey of the multidisciplinary team. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2019. 59(2): p. 208-214.
  30. Merlo, G., K. Page, P. Zardo, and N. Graves, Applying an Implementation Framework to the Use of Evidence from Economic Evaluations in Making Healthcare Decisions. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 2019.
  31. Mitchell, B.G., A.C. Cheng, O. Fasugba, A. Gardner, N. Graves, J. Koerner, and P. Collignon, Chlorhexidine for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections: the totality of evidence – Authors’ reply. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2019. 19(8): p. 808-809.
  32. Mitchell, B.G., O. Fasugba, A.C. Cheng, V. Gregory, J. Koerner, P. Collignon, A. Gardner, and N. Graves, Chlorhexidine versus saline in reducing the risk of catheter associated urinary tract infection: A cost-effectiveness analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2019. 97: p. 1-6.
  33. Mitchell, B.G., L. Hall, N. White, A.G. Barnett, K. Halton, D.L. Paterson, T.V. Riley, A. Gardner, K. Page, A. Farrington, C.A. Gericke, and N. Graves, An environmental cleaning bundle and health-care-associated infections in hospitals (REACH): a multicentre, randomised trial. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2019. 19(4): p. 410-418.
  34. Moretto, N., T.A. Comans, A.T. Chang, S.P. O’Leary, S. Osborne, H.E. Carter, D. Smith, T. Cavanagh, D. Blond, and M. Raymer, Implementation of simulation modelling to improve service planning in specialist orthopaedic and neurosurgical outpatient services. Implement Sci, 2019. 14(1): p. 78.
  35. Mudge, A.M., P. McRae, R.E. Hubbard, N.M. Peel, W.K. Lim, A.G. Barnett, and S.K. Inouye, Hospital-Associated Complications of Older People: A Proposed Multicomponent Outcome for Acute Care. J Am Geriatr Soc, 2019. 67(2): p. 352-6.
  36. Nestelberger, T., L. Cullen, B. Lindahl, T. Reichlin, J.H. Greenslade, E. Giannitsis, M. Christ, B. Morawiec, O. Miro, F.J. Martin-Sanchez, D.N. Wussler, L. Koechlin, R. Twerenbold, W. Parsonage, J. Boeddinghaus, M. Rubini Gimenez, C. Puelacher, K. Wildi, T. Buerge, P. Badertscher, J. DuFaydeLavallaz, I. Strebel, L. Croton, G. Bendig, S. Osswald, J.W. Pickering, M. Than, C. Mueller, A. Apace, and T.-A. Investigators, Diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in the presence of left bundle branch block. Heart, 2019.
  37. Neumann, J.T., R. Twerenbold, F. Ojeda, N.A. Sorensen, A.R. Chapman, A.S.V. Shah, A. Anand, J. Boeddinghaus, T. Nestelberger, P. Badertscher, A. Mokhtari, J.W. Pickering, R.W. Troughton, J. Greenslade, W. Parsonage, M. Mueller-Hennessen, T. Gori, T. Jernberg, N. Morris, C. Liebetrau, C. Hamm, H.A. Katus, T. Munzel, U. Landmesser, V. Salomaa, L. Iacoviello, M.M. Ferrario, S. Giampaoli, F. Kee, B. Thorand, A. Peters, R. Borchini, T. Jorgensen, S. Soderberg, S. Sans, H. Tunstall-Pedoe, K. Kuulasmaa, T. Renne, K.J. Lackner, A. Worster, R. Body, U. Ekelund, P.A. Kavsak, T. Keller, B. Lindahl, P. Wild, E. Giannitsis, M. Than, L.A. Cullen, N.L. Mills, C. Mueller, T. Zeller, D. Westermann, and S. Blankenberg, Application of High-Sensitivity Troponin in Suspected Myocardial Infarction. N Engl J Med, 2019. 380(26): p. 2529-2540.
  38. Obermair, A., N.R. Armfield, N. Graves, V. Gebski, G.B. Hanna, M.G. Coleman, A. Hughes, and M. Janda, How to train practising gynaecologists in total laparoscopic hysterectomy: Protocol for the stepped-wedge IMAGINE trial. BMJ Open, 2019. 9(5).
  39. Pacella, R.E., R. Tulleners, L. McCosker, Q. Cheng, K. Harding, H. Edwards, S. Yelland, A. Dyer, W. McGuiness, and N. Graves, Reimbursement for the cost of compression therapy for the management of venous leg ulcers in Australia. International Wound Journal, 2019. 0(0).
  40. Prime, S.J., J. Marchant, A.B. Chang, and H.L. Petsky, Development of a quality improvement audit tool for the primary care of children with chronic wet cough using a modified Delphi consensus approach. J Paediatr Child Health, 2019. 55(4): p. 459-464.
  41. Roos-Hesselink, J., L. Baris, M. Johnson, J. De Backer, C. Otto, A. Marelli, G. Jondeau, W. Budts, J. Grewal, K. Sliwa, W. Parsonage, A.P. Maggioni, I. van Hagen, A. Vahanian, L. Tavazzi, U. Elkayam, E. Boersma, and R. Hall, Pregnancy outcomes in women with cardiovascular disease: evolving trends over 10 years in the ESC Registry Of Pregnancy And Cardiac disease (ROPAC). Eur Heart J, 2019.
  42. Senanayake, S., P.K.B. Mahesh, N. Gunawardena, N. Graves, and S. Kularatna, Validity and internal consistency of EQ-5D-3L quality of life tool among pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease in Sri Lanka, a lower middle-income country. PloS one, 2019. 14(6): p. e0211604-e0211604.
  43. Senanayake, S., N. White, N. Graves, H. Healy, K. Baboolal, and S. Kularatna, Machine learning in predicting graft failure following kidney transplantation: A systematic review of published predictive models. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2019. 130.
  44. Sewell, L. and A.G. Barnett, The impact of caring for children on women’s research output: A retrospective cohort study. PLOS ONE, 2019. 14(3): p. e0214047.
  45. Stewart, S., C. Robertson, S. Manoukian, L. Haahr, H. Mason, A. McFarland, S. Dancer, B. Cook, J. Reilly, and N. Graves, How do we evaluate the cost of nosocomial infection? The ECONI protocol: An incidence study with nested case-control evaluating cost and quality of life. BMJ Open, 2019. 9(6).
  46. Thai, P.K., C. Cândido, A. Asumadu-Sakyi, A. Barnett, and L. Morawska, Variation of indoor minimum mortality temperature in different cities: Evidence of local adaptations. Environmental Pollution, 2019: p. 745-752.
  47. Varghese, B.M., A.G. Barnett, A.L. Hansen, P. Bi, S. Hanson-Easey, J.S. Heyworth, M.R. Sim, and D.L. Pisaniello, The effects of ambient temperatures on the risk of work-related injuries and illnesses: Evidence from Adelaide, Australia 2003–2013. Environmental Research, 2019. 170: p. 101-109.
  48. Varghese, B.M., A.G. Barnett, A.L. Hansen, P. Bi, J.S. Heyworth, M.R. Sim, S. Hanson-Easey, M. Nitschke, S. Rowett, and D.L. Pisaniello, Geographical variation in risk of work-related injuries and illnesses associated with ambient temperatures: A multi-city case-crossover study in Australia, 2005–2016. Science of the Total Environment, 2019. 687: p. 898-906.
  49. White, N.M. and A.G. Barnett, Analysis of multisite intervention studies using generalized linear mixed models. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2019: p. 1-8.
  50. White, N.M., A.G. Barnett, L. Hall, B.G. Mitchell, A. Farrington, K. Halton, D.L. Paterson, T.V. Riley, A. Gardner, K. Page, C.A. Gericke, and N. Graves, Cost-effectiveness of an environmental cleaning bundle for reducing healthcare associated infections. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2019.
  51. Wozniak, T.M., E.J. Bailey, and N. Graves, Health and economic burden of antimicrobial-resistant infections in Australian hospitals: a population-based model. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 2019. 40(3): p. 320-327.
  52. Wozniak, T.M., L. Barnsbee, X.J. Lee, and R.E. Pacella, Using the best available data to estimate the cost of antimicrobial resistance: a systematic review. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, 2019. 8(1): p. 26.