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Researcher: de Graaff, B (Dr Barbara de Graaff)

Fields of Research

Health economics
Health services and systems
Health psychology
Health informatics and information systems
Behavioural neuroscience
Respiratory diseases
Epidemiology
Primary health care
Rheumatology and arthritis
Health care administration
Health and community services
Mental health services
Gastroenterology and hepatology
Infectious diseases
Paediatrics
Other psychology
Haematological tumours
Clinical sciences
Central nervous system
Aged health care
Haematology
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing
Paramedicine
Health systems
Physiotherapy
Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Environmental epidemiology
Public health
Community and primary care
Health policy
Endocrinology
Health promotion
Epidemiological modelling
Cancer diagnosis
Solid tumours
Implementation science and evaluation

Research Objectives

Public health (excl. specific population health)
Clinical health
Evaluation of health outcomes
Evaluation of health and support services
Health policy evaluation
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Preventive medicine
Mental health
Other health
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Mental health services
Behaviour and health
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Health education and promotion
Palliative care
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Overweight and obesity
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Primary care
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance
Network systems and services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A systematic review and meta-analysis of health state utility values for osteoarthritis-related conditions; Arthritis Care & Research
A systematic review and meta-analysis of utility-based quality of life for osteoporosis-related conditions; Osteoporosis International
A systematic review and narrative synthesis of health economic evaluations of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) screening strategies; Value in Health
A systematic review and narrative synthesis of health economic studies conducted for hereditary haemochromatosis; Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
A systematic review of the evolution of health-economic evaluation models of osteoarthritis; Arthritis Care & Research
After-hours GP home visits strain the budget (and don’t help emergency departments)
Alprazolam use in Tasmania: Is policy change kicking goals or behinds?; APSAD 2010 Conference
Annual transition probabilities of overweight and obesity in older adults: evidence from World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health; Social Science and Medicine
Australian Drug Trends 2006: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System
Australian Drug Trends 2007: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System
Bariatric surgery is a cost-saving treatment for obesity – a comprehensive meta-analysis and updated systematic review of health economic evaluations of bariatric surgery; Obesity Reviews
Barriers to Harm Reduction: Heating and Filtration of Oxycodone Tablets Prior to Intravenous Use by People Who Inject Drugs in Australia
Bumps, bruises and benzos: Factors associated with accidents amongh regular injecting drug users; APSAD 2009 Conference
Cost-effectiveness of different population screening strategies for hereditary haemochromatosis in Australia; Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Costs associated with hereditary haemochromatosis in Australia: a cost-of-illness study; Australian Health Review
Cross-sectional and temporal differences in health-related quality of life of people with and without osteoarthritis: a 10-year prospective study; Rheumatology
Effect of filtration on morphine and particle content of injections prepared from slow-release oral morphine tablets; Harm Reduction Journal
Effects of Filtration on the Presence of Particulate and Oxycodone Content of Injections Prepared from Crushed OxyContin® Tablets; Current Drug Safety
Emergency department presentations with a mental health diagnosis in Australia, by jurisdiction and by sex, 2004-05 to 2016-17; Emergency Medicine Australasia
Equitable patient access to primary healthcare in Australia
Evaluation of health-related quality of life in IPF: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Evaluation of the association between health state utilities and obesity in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from World Health Organization Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health Wave 2; Value in Health
Experience of non-viral injecting-related injuries and diseases amongst people who regularly inject drugs; APSAD 2012
Filtering pharmaceutical opioids for injection: What methods are being used and how effective are they?; APSAD Conference 2008
Haemochromatosis; Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
Health and Well-Being in Tasmanian Prisoners With and Without Hepatitis C Antibodies; APSAD 2011 Conference
Health service utilization and direct healthcare costs associated with obesity in older adult population in Ghana; Health Policy and Planning
Health state utilities and high body mass index: evidence from WHO study of global ageing and adult health (SAGE); Value in Health
Health state utilities for economic evaluation of bariatric surgery: a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis; Obesity Reviews
Health-related quality of life of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis; European Respiratory Review
Healthcare resource utilisation and predictors for critical care unit admissions after primary bariatric surgery in an Australian public hospital setting: an exploratory study using a mixed-methods approach; Australian Health Review
Healthcare resource utilisation and predictors for critical care unit admissions after primary bariatric surgery in an Australian public hospital setting: an exploratory study using a mixed-methods approach; Australian Health Review
Impact of overweight and obesity on life expectancy, quality-adjusted life years and lifetime costs in the adult population of Ghana; BMJ Global Health
Increasing incidence and mortality related to liver cancer in Australia: time to turn the tide; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Indicators of Drug Use in Tasmania
Injecting MS Contin: What is the harm reduction evidence?; APSAD 2009 Conference
Injecting OxyContin: What is the harm reduction eveidence?; ATDC 2010: Reducing harm across the lifespan
Lead Support Coordinator Service (LSCS) Evaluation Report
Long COVID-19: threats, opportunities for health care system; InSight
Managing the long term health consequences of COVID-19 in Australia
Mental health crises in rural and remote Australia: an assessment of direct medical costs of air medical retrievals and the implications for the societal burden; Air Medical Journal
Need, want and demand: What is really happening with low-acuity presentations?; Emergency Medicine Australasia
NPS provision in prisons: Time to embrace the evidence; APSAD 2011 Conference
Old fits, new fits: Re-use of injecting equipment amongst a sample of regular injectiing drug users in Tasmania; APSAD 2010 Conference
Over the counter codeine use by people who inject drugs regularly in Australia; APSAD 2010 Conference
Pharmaceutical opioid injection in high and low heroin availability jurisdictions: the who and why; APSAD Conference 2008
PND10 – Cost-Effectiveness of Population Screening for Haemochromatosis In Australia: A State-Transition Model; Value in Health
PND9 – An Australian National Cost of Illness Study For Hereditary Haemochromatosis; Value in Health
Population norms for quality adjusted life years for the United States of America, China, the United Kingdom and Australia; Health Economics
Population Screening for Hereditary Haemochromatosis in Australia: Construction and Validation of a State-Transition Cost-Effectiveness Model; PharmacoEconomics - Open
Predictors of sub-clinical paranoia among methamphetamine consumers; APSAD 2010 Conference
Pull the other one: Effects of the prescription restriction level for benzodiazepines in an isolated drug market; APSAD Conference 2008
Push to fight jail hepatitis
Quality of life improves more for people who receive proactive absolute
Quality of life utility values for hereditary haemochromatosis in Australia; Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Rapidly increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in older Ghanaian adults from 2007-2015: evidence from WHO-SAGE Waves 1 & 2; PLoS One
Recent trends in pirfenidone and nintedanib utilisation for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Australia; Australian Health Review
Reducing harm from pharmaceutical opioid injection: The importance and effectiveness of filters; APSAD 2010 Conference
Resource utilization and disaggregated cost analysis of bariatric surgery in the Australian public healthcare system
Self-reported mental health problems amongst regular injecting drug users interviewed in the IDRS
Tasmania Drug Trends 2012: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)
Tasmanian After-Hours Primary Care Service Innovations: A Report in Three Parts
Tasmanian After-Hours Primary Care: Evaluation of the GP Assist Service 2017
Tasmanian Drug Trends 2006: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)
Tasmanian Drug Trends 2006: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System and Extension Study (IDRS-E)
Tasmanian Drug Trends 2007: Findings from the Ilicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)
Tasmanian Drug Trends 2008: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)
Tasmanian Drug Trends 2009: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)
Tasmanian Drug Trends 2010: Findings from the Illicit Drug Report System (IDRS)
Tasmanian Drug Trends 2011: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)
Tasmanian drug trends 2013. Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)
Tasmanian drug trends 2014. Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS). Australian Drug Trends Series No. 131
The blood borne virus transmission risk assessment questionnaire (short version): Can it identify risk equivalently for heroin, methamphetamine and pharmaceutical opioid injectors?; APSAD 2009 Conference
The correlates of financial strain amongst people who inject drugs; APSAD 2012 Conference
The Health and Wellbeing of a Group of Tasmanian Regular Injecting Drug Users
The Health Economics of Haemochromatosis
The impact of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on health state utility values: evidence from Australia; Quality of Life Research
The impact of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on health state utility values: evidence from Australia
The impact of increasing severity of hereditary haemochromatosis on health state utility values; Value in Health
The role of intergenerational educational mobility and household wealth in adult obesity: evidence from wave 2 of the World Health Organization's study on global AGEing and adult health; PLoS ONE
Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2021; Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2021
Trend of emergency department presentations with a mental health diagnosis in Australia by diagnostic group, 2004-05 to 2016-17; Emergency Medicine Australasia
Trends of emergency department presentations with a mental health diagnosis by age, Australia, 2004-05 to 2016-17: a secondary data analysis; Emergency Medicine Australasia
Up, up and away: The growth of after-hours MBS claims; Australian Family Physician
Uptake of and expenditure on direct-acting antiviral agents for Hepatitis C treatment in Australia; Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
What Value GP Assist? The comparative benefits of, and satisfaction with GP Assist in Residential Aged Care Facilities and General Practice in Rural and Urban Tasmania

Research Projects

ANCHOR Project: heAlth ecoNomics and epidemiology of myalgiC encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome; Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)
Association between bush fire-smoke/wood-smoke and hospital usage in Tasmania; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Evaluation of the Tasmanian Elective Surgery Panel Project; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
NAFLD- screen (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: prevalence and screening for type 2 diabetes patients) ; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Screening for liver cancer in primary care: a systematic review of the evidence; Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4)
The Royal Hobart Hospital's innovative Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC): A health economic evaluation of patient, RHH and community benefits; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Using data linkage to estimate the burden of diabetes in Tasmania; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
GP Assist
Lead Support Coordinator Service (LSCS) Evaluation
Reducing the Burden of Liver Cancer for Tasmanians

Research Candidate Supervision