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Aged care residents' prioritization of care: A mixed-methods study.

Kristiana Ludlow, Kate Churruca, Virginia Mumford, Louise A Ellis, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

<h4>Background</h4>Eliciting residents' priorities for their care is fundamental to delivering person-centred care in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Prioritization involves ordering different aspects of care in relation to one another by level of importance. By understanding residents' priorities, care can be tailored to residents' needs while considering practical limitations of ... Read more >>

Health Expect (Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy)
[2021, :]

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COVID-19 as 'Game Changer' for the Physical Activity and Mental Well-Being of Augmented Reality Game Players During the Pandemic: Mixed Methods Survey Study.

Louise A Ellis, Matthew D Lee, Kiran Ijaz, James Smith, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Kathleen Yin,

<h4>Background</h4>Location-based augmented reality (AR) games, such as Pokémon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, have been shown to have a beneficial impact on the physical activity, social connectedness, and mental health of their players. In March 2020, global social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the AR games ... Read more >>

J Med Internet Res (Journal of medical Internet research)
[2020, 22(12):e25117]

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Accessible and affordable healthcare? Views of Australians with and without chronic conditions.

Yvonne Zurynski, James Ansell, Louise A Ellis, Chiara Pomare, Joanna Holt, Jo Root, James Gillespie, Leanne Wells, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

<h4>Background</h4>With 50% of Australians having chronic disease, health consumer views are an important barometer of the "health" of the healthcare system for system improvement and sustainability.<h4>Aims</h4>To describe the views of Australian health consumers with and without chronic conditions when accessing healthcare.<h4>Methods</h4>A survey of a representative sample of 1,024 Australians aged ... Read more >>

Intern Med J (Internal medicine journal)
[2020, :]

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An empirical application of "broken windows" and related theories in healthcare: examining disorder, patient safety, staff outcomes, and collective efficacy in hospitals.

Louise A Ellis, Kate Churruca, Yvonne Tran, Janet C Long, Chiara Pomare, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

<h4>Background</h4>Broken windows theory (BWT) proposes that visible signs of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour - however minor - lead to further levels of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. While we acknowledge divisive and controversial policy developments that were based on BWT, theories of neighbourhood disorder have recently been proposed to ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2020, 20(1):1123]

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International survey of COVID-19 management strategies.

Riccardo Tartaglia, Micaela La Regina, Michela Tanzini, Chiara Pomare, Rachel Urwin, Louise A Ellis, Vittorio Fineschi, Francesco Venneri, Chiara Seghieri, Peter Lachman, Johanna Westbrook, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

<h4>Background</h4>While individual countries have gained considerable knowledge and experience in coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) management, an international, comparative perspective is lacking, particularly regarding the measures taken by different countries to tackle the pandemic. This paper elicits the views of health system staff, tapping into their personal expertise on how ... Read more >>

Int J Qual Health Care (International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care)
[2020, :]

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Changes in public perceptions and experiences of the Australian health-care system: A decade of change.

Louise A Ellis, Chiara Pomare, James A Gillespie, Jo Root, James Ansell, Joanna Holt, Leanne Wells, Yvonne Tran, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Yvonne Zurynski,

<h4>Background</h4>The views and experiences of the Australian public are an important barometer of the health system. This study provides key findings about the changing views held by Australians over time regarding their individual experiences and perceptions of the overall performance of the health system.<h4>Methods</h4>A population-based online survey was conducted in ... Read more >>

Health Expect (Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy)
[2020, :]

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The 40 health systems, COVID-19 (40HS, C-19) study.

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Yvonne Tran, Louise A Ellis, Johanna Westbrook,

<h4>Background</h4>The health, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have loomed large as every national government made decisions about how to respond. The 40 Health Systems, Covid-19 (40HS.C-19) Study aimed to investigate relationships between governments' capacity to respond (CTR), their response stringency, scope of COVID-19 testing, and COVID-19 outcomes.<h4>Methods</h4>Data ... Read more >>

Int J Qual Health Care (International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care)
[2020, :]

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Inside the black box of comparative national healthcare performance in 35 OECD countries: Issues of culture, systems performance and sustainability.

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Yvonne Tran, Louise A Ellis, Johanna Westbrook,

<h4>Background</h4>Is national healthcare performance associated with country-level characteristics, and if so what are the implications for international health policy?<h4>Methods and findings</h4>We compared Hofstede's six cultural dimensions against relative health systems performance of 35 countries. Hierarchical cluster analysis identified best-matched groupings of countries. Performance was measured by the Organisation for Economic ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(9):e0239776]

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"Are you ready?" Validation of the Hospital Change Readiness (HCR) Questionnaire.

Chiara Pomare, Louise A Ellis, Janet C Long, Kate Churruca, Yvonne Tran, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

<h4>Objective</h4>Organisational change in hospitals is a frequent, seemingly inevitable occurrence. A critical precursor to successful organisational change is change readiness. This paper presents the adaptation of a self-report measure of change readiness for hospital staff, examines its reliability and validity, and evaluates the relationship between hospital change readiness (HCR) and ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2020, 10(8):e037611]

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Family members' prioritisation of care in residential aged care facilities: A case for individualised care.

Kristiana Ludlow, Kate Churruca, Louise A Ellis, Virginia Mumford, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

OBJECTIVES:To investigate family members' prioritisation of care in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND:Family members are often involved in the care of their older relatives even after these relatives transit to a RACF. Understanding family members' priorities regarding care (i.e., what is most important to them) can provide ... Read more >>

J Clin Nurs (Journal of clinical nursing)
[2020, 29(17-18):3272-3285]

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Staff members' prioritisation of care in residential aged care facilities: a Q methodology study.

Kristiana Ludlow, Kate Churruca, Virginia Mumford, Louise A Ellis, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

BACKGROUND:When healthcare professionals' workloads are greater than available resources, care activities can be missed, omitted or delayed, potentially leading to adverse patient outcomes. Prioritisation, a precursor to missed care, involves decision-making about the order of care task completion based on perceived importance or urgency. Research on prioritisation and missed care ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2020, 20(1):423]

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Accreditation as a management tool: a national survey of hospital managers' perceptions and use of a mandatory accreditation program in Denmark.

Louise A Ellis, Anne Nicolaisen, Søren Bie Bogh, Kate Churruca, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Christian von Plessen,

BACKGROUND:This study aimed to examine managers' attitudes towards and use of a mandatory accreditation program in Denmark, the Danish Healthcare Quality Program (Den Danske Kvalitetsmodel [DDKM]) after it was terminated in 2015. METHODS:We designed a nationwide cross-sectional online survey of all senior and middle managers in the 31 somatic and ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2020, 20(1):306]

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Monitoring Health and Well-Being in Emerging Adults: Protocol for a Pilot Longitudinal Cohort Study.

Reidar P Lystad, Diana Fajardo Pulido, Lorna Peters, Melissa Johnstone, Louise A Ellis, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Viviana Wuthrich, Janaki Amin, Cate M Cameron, Rebecca J Mitchell,

<h4>Background</h4>Emerging adulthood is a unique segment of an individual's life course. The defining features of this transitional period include identity exploration, instability, future possibilities, self-focus, and feeling in-between adolescence and adulthood, all of which are thought to affect quality of life, health, and well-being. A longitudinal cohort study with a ... Read more >>

JMIR Res Protoc (JMIR research protocols)
[2020, 9(4):e16108]

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Interprofessional collaboration in hospitals: a critical, broad-based review of the literature.

Chiara Pomare, Janet C Long, Kate Churruca, Louise A Ellis, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is a common term applied in the healthcare literature, with suggestions it contributes to improved quality and safety of patient care across the globe. Despite worldwide implementation of models of IPC, past systematic or meta-reviews on this topic have concluded that the evidence is mixed. However, these ... Read more >>

J Interprof Care (Journal of interprofessional care)
[2020, 34(4):509-519]

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Implementation of e-mental health for depression and anxiety: A critical scoping review.

Louise A Ellis, Hanna Augustsson, Anne I Grødahl, Chiara Pomare, Kate Churruca, Janet C Long, Kristiana Ludlow, Yvonne A Zurynski, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

The aim of this review was to scope the growth and development of implementation research of e-mental healthcare programs for anxiety and depression, the research and evaluation tools used, and the specific implementation processes and outcomes examined. A search of four electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL) was conducted ... Read more >>

J Community Psychol (Journal of community psychology)
[2020, 48(3):904-920]

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Organisational change in hospitals: a qualitative case-study of staff perspectives.

Chiara Pomare, Kate Churruca, Janet C Long, Louise A Ellis, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

BACKGROUND:Organisational change in health systems is common. Success is often tied to the actors involved, including their awareness of the change, personal engagement and ownership of it. In many health systems, one of the most common changes we are witnessing is the redevelopment of long-standing hospitals. However, we know little ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2019, 19(1):840]

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What Can Health Services Researchers Offer Health Systems? Developing Meaningful Partnerships Between Academics and Health System Workers Comment on "Experience of Health Leadership in Partnering with University-Based Researchers in Canada - A Call to 'Re-imagine' Research".

Kate Churruca, Louise A Ellis, Janet C Long, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

As healthcare researchers, we know very well our own experiences on the challenges of partnering with those in the health system to do collaborative, internationally-regarded studies aiming for impact. Bowen and colleagues' study in Canada empirically examines these issues from the other side, interviewing health system leaders about their perspectives ... Read more >>

Int J Health Policy Manag (International journal of health policy and management)
[2020, :]

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Unfinished Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities: An Integrative Review.

Kristiana Ludlow, Kate Churruca, Virginia Mumford, Louise A Ellis, Luke Testa, Janet C Long, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:When workload demands are greater than available time and resources, staff members must prioritize care by degree of importance and urgency. Care tasks assigned a lower priority may be missed, rationed, or delayed; collectively referred to as "unfinished care." Residential aged care facilities (RACFs) are susceptible to unfinished ... Read more >>

Gerontologist (The Gerontologist)
[2019, :]

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A cross-sectional study investigating the associations of person-organisation and person-group fit with staff outcomes in mental healthcare.

Jessica Herkes, Louise A Ellis, Kate Churruca, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

OBJECTIVES:Organisational and workplace cultures are fundamental determinants of health systems performance; through better understanding of the dimensions of culture there is the potential to influence them, and subsequently improve safety and quality of care, as well as the experiences of both patients and staff. One promising conceptual framework for studying ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(9):e030669]

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Exploring the ripple effects of an Australian hospital redevelopment: a protocol for a longitudinal, mixed-methods study.

Chiara Pomare, Kate Churruca, Janet C Long, Louise A Ellis, Brett Gardiner, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Hospital redevelopment projects typically intend to improve hospital functioning and modernise the delivery of care. There is research support for the proposition that redevelopment along evidence-based design principles can lead to improved quality and safety. However, it is not clear how redevelopment influences the wider context of the hospital and ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(7):e027186]

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Assessing the quality of care for paediatric depression and anxiety in Australia: A population-based sample survey.

Louise A Ellis, Louise K Wiles, Ruth Selig, Kate Churruca, Raghu Lingam, Janet C Long, Charlotte J Molloy, Gaston Arnolda, Hsuen P Ting, Peter Hibbert, S Bruce Dowton, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

<h4>Objective</h4>We examine the prevalence of quality care (as measured by adherence to recommendations in clinical practice guidelines) for Australian paediatric patients (⩽15 years) with depression and/or anxiety, using data from the CareTrack Kids study; a population-based study of the quality of healthcare practice in inpatient and ambulatory healthcare settings.<h4>Methods</h4>A multistage stratified ... Read more >>

Aust N Z J Psychiatry (The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry)
[2019, 53(10):1013-1025]

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Systems transformation: learning from change in 60 countries.

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Kristiana Ludlow, Kate Churruca, Wendy James, Jessica Herkes, Elise McPherson, Louise A Ellis, Janet C Long,

PURPOSE:Much work about health reform and systems improvement in healthcare looks at shortcomings and universal problems facing health systems, but rarely are accomplishments dissected and analyzed internationally. The purpose of this paper is to address this knowledge gap by examining the lessons learned from health system reform and improvement efforts ... Read more >>

J Health Organ Manag (Journal of health organization and management)
[2019, 34(3):237-253]

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Assessing the appropriateness of the management of upper respiratory tract infection in Australian children: a population-based sample survey.

Janet C Long, Helena M Williams, Shefali Jani, Gaston Arnolda, Hsuen P Ting, Charlotte J Molloy, Peter D Hibbert, Kate Churruca, Louise A Ellis, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the proportion of Australian children aged 0-15 years that received care in line with clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs).<h4>Design</h4>Retrospective medical record review using a multistage sampling strategy.<h4>Setting</h4>General practices, hospital emergency departments and hospital inpatient service providers in three Australian states.<h4>Participants</h4>Children aged up to ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(5):e026915]

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How people fit in at work: systematic review of the association between person-organisation and person-group fit with staff outcomes in healthcare.

Jessica Herkes, Kate Churruca, Louise A Ellis, Chiara Pomare, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

<h4>Objectives</h4>People interact with their work environment through being, to a greater or lesser extent, compatible with aspects of their setting. This interaction between person and environment is particularly relevant in healthcare settings where compatibility affects not only the healthcare professionals, but also potentially the patient. One way to examine this ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(5):e026266]

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Comprehensive Researcher Achievement Model (CRAM): a framework for measuring researcher achievement, impact and influence derived from a systematic literature review of metrics and models.

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Jessica Herkes, Kate Churruca, Janet C Long, Chiara Pomare, Chiara Pomare, Claire Boyling, Mia Bierbaum, Robyn Clay-Williams, Frances Rapport, Patti Shih, Anne Hogden, Louise A Ellis, Louise A Ellis, Kristiana Ludlow, Elizabeth Austin, Rebecca Seah, Elise McPherson, Peter D Hibbert, Johanna Westbrook,

OBJECTIVES:Effective researcher assessment is key to decisions about funding allocations, promotion and tenure. We aimed to identify what is known about methods for assessing researcher achievements, leading to a new composite assessment model. DESIGN:We systematically reviewed the literature via the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols framework. ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(3):e025320]

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