Reducing Non-Beneficial Treatment at the End-of-Life 2018-2020

This National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded Partnership Project (APP1151923) will investigate the effectiveness and cost-consequences of an intervention to reduce the provision of non-beneficial treatment at the end-of-life. This interdisciplinary project 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 the University of Queensland.

The research will build on previous published work by QUT health, ACHLR and University of Queensland researchers.

Project partners:

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

Chief investigators:

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

University of New South Wales
Professor Ken Hillman
Dr Magnolia Cardona-Morrell

University of Adelaide
Professor Gillian Harvey

University of Queensland
Professor Leonie Callaway

Associate investigators:

Associate Professor Will Cairns
Professor Leanne Hides, QUT
Professor Jeffrey Lipman, University of Queensland