The NHMRC funded partnership project Intervention for Appropriate Care and Treatment (InterACT) (GNT1151923) is a collaboration between researchers from AusHSI and the Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR) at QUT and the University of New South Wales, University of Adelaide and Bond University, and builds on previous published work by QUT health, ACHLR and University of Queensland researchers.

The study aims to promote appropriate care and treatment decisions and pathways for older patient populations in three major Queensland hospitals. It will assess the impact on patient outcomes and the cost-consequences of implementing a prospective feedback loop intervention with clinical teams. This objective information about the risk profile of patients will act firstly as a flag for the clinical team to review patient care activities and pathways, and then as a stimulus for the team to implement a tailored clinical response to promote appropriate patient care and treatment outcomes.

Read the latest study progress updates here.

Read the background to the study here.

Chief investigators:

Professor Adrian Barnett
Professor Lindy Willmott
Professor Ben White
Professor Leonie Callaway
Professor Nick Graves
Dr Xing Lee

University of New South Wales
Professor Ken Hillman

University of Adelaide
Professor Gillian Harvey

Bond University
Assoc. Prof Magnolia Cardona

Project partners:

  • QUT
  • Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
  • Palliative Care Australia
  • Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service – the Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Metro North Hospital and Health Service – The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital & the Prince Charles Hospital.

Are you a health professional involved in the InterACT study?

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End of Life Law for Clinicians

Click here to find out more about end of life law in Australia, from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research