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Barbara de Graaff

Senior Research Fellow (Health Economics)

Medical Science Precinct , Hobart CBD Campuses

61 3 6226 4262 (phone)

barbara.degraaff@utas.edu.au

Dr Barbara de Graaff is a Senior Research Fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research.  She is supported by the Dr Meredith Hodgson Research Fellowship. She completed her PhD in 2016 at the University of Tasmania on the health economics of HFE-haemochromatosis. Her research interests are focused on using large, linked health datasets to conduct population-level research.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Dr de Graaff worked as a Research Fellow at the School of Psychology, University of Tasmania. Her work focused on injecting drug use and harm reduction interventions. She has also held clinical and research roles with Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre (Melbourne, VIC), and Alcohol and Drug Services, Queensland Health.

Biography

Barbara completed her PhD at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, where she investigated the health economic aspects of hereditary haemochromatosis. This work included the first quantification of the economic burden associated with hemochromatosis.

Expertise

*         Health economics;

*         Health policy;

*         Primary health care;

*         Viral hepatitis and liver cancer;

*         Patient reported outcomes;

*         Population and targeted screening programs;

*         Chronic, complex conditions;

*         HFE haemochromatosis;

*         Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis;

*         Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

Career summary

Qualifications

PhD: The Health Economics Aspects of Hereditary Haemochromatosis University of Tasmania Australia 2016

Memberships

Professional practice

Australian Health Economics Society

International Health Economics Association

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

Introduction to Health Economics

Health economic evaluations

Research Appointments

Board member of the Australian Health Economics Society

Convenor of the Australian Health Economics Society Doctoral Workshop

Member of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

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Research Themes

Dr de Graaff’s research is strongly aligned with the University’s key theme of Better Health.

Awards

2020 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution in Response to COVID-19

2019 Visiting Fellow, University of Exeter

2017 University of Tasmania Career Development Scholarship

2017 Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Awards, 2013

Current projects

1. Evaluating the quality of life and health economic outcomes associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

2. Developing patient centred screening tools for hepatocellular carcinoma screening

3. Evaluating the clinical and health economic outcomes associated with new generation hepatitis C drugs

Fields of Research

  • Health economics (380108)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Health psychology (520304)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)
  • Respiratory diseases (320103)
  • Behavioural neuroscience (520202)
  • Epidemiology (420299)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Rheumatology and arthritis (320223)
  • Health care administration (420306)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Health systems (420311)
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology (320209)
  • Endocrinology (320208)
  • Public health (420699)
  • Infectious diseases (320211)
  • Haematology (320102)
  • Central nervous system (320903)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing (450417)
  • Cancer therapy (excl. chemotherapy and radiation therapy) (321104)
  • Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (321402)
  • Haematological tumours (321106)
  • Paramedicine (320219)
  • Clinical sciences (320299)
  • Other psychology (529999)
  • Paediatrics (321399)
  • Genomics (310509)
  • Physiotherapy (420106)
  • Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences (321499)
  • Community and primary care (420503)
  • Environmental epidemiology (420203)
  • Health policy (440706)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and disability (450401)
  • Epidemiological modelling (420205)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Cancer diagnosis (321102)
  • Implementation science and evaluation (420312)
  • Solid tumours (321111)

Research Objectives

  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Health policy evaluation (200205)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs) (200206)
  • Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions (200101)
  • Health status (incl. wellbeing) (200407)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Mental health services (200305)
  • Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) (200599)
  • Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response) (200404)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)
  • Expanding knowledge in psychology (280121)
  • Inpatient hospital care (200304)
  • Mental health (200409)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Overweight and obesity (200411)
  • Health surveillance (200303)
  • Expanding knowledge in the health sciences (280112)
  • Palliative care (200309)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health (210399)
  • Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services) (200301)
  • Treatment of human diseases and conditions (200105)
  • Prevention of human diseases and conditions (200104)
  • Primary care (200310)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance (210303)
  • Network systems and services (220105)

Publications

Total publications

96

Journal Article

(43 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Dinh HTT, de Graaff B, Campbell JA, Jose MD, Burgess JR, et al., 'Incremental healthcare expenditure attributable to diabetes mellitus: a cost of illness study in Tasmania, Australia', Diabetic Medicine, 39, (6) Article e14817. ISSN 0742-3071 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/dme.14817 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Dinh HTT; Campbell JA; Jose MD; Burgess JR; Saunder T; Kitsos A; Wiggins N; Palmer AJ

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2022Dinh NTT, Cox IA, de Graaff B, Campbell JA, Stokes B, et al., 'A comprehensive systematic review of data linkage publications on diabetes in Australia', Frontiers in Public Health, 10 pp. 757987. ISSN 2296-2565 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.757987 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Dinh NTT; Cox IA; Campbell JA; Stokes B; Palmer AJ

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2022Nguyen ALT, Blizzard CL, Yee KC, Campbell JA, Palmer AJ, et al., 'Hospitalisation costs of primary liver cancer in Australia: evidence from a data-linkage study', Australian Health Review ISSN 1449-8944 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH21395 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nguyen ALT; Blizzard CL; Yee KC; Campbell JA; Palmer AJ

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2022Nguyen H, Yee KC, Braude M, Moldovan C, Cocker F, et al., 'Accuracy of coded cause of death data: a study based on primary liver cancer', Tasman Medical Journal, 4, (2) pp. 12-20. ISSN 2652-1881 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Nguyen H; Yee KC; Moldovan C; Cocker F; Palmer AJ

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2022Xia Q, Campbell JA, Si L, Ahmad H, de Graaff B, et al., '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 ISSN 0156-5788 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Xia Q; Campbell JA; Ahmad H; Palmer AJ

2022Zheng Q, Cox IA, Campbell JA, Xia Q, Otahal P, et al., 'Mortality and survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis', ERJ Open Research pp. 1-43. ISSN 2312-0541 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Cox IA; Campbell JA; Xia Q; Otahal P; Walters EH; Palmer AJ

2021Cox IA, Otahal P, de Graaff B, Corte TJ, Moodley Y, et al., 'Incidence, prevalence and mortality of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Australia', Respirology, 27, (3) pp. 209-216. ISSN 1323-7799 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/resp.14194 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Cox IA; Otahal P; Walters EH; Palmer AJ

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2021Cox IA, de Graaff B, Ahmed H, Campbell J, Otahal P, et al., 'The impact of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on health state utility values: evidence from Australia', Quality of Life Research, 30, (9) pp. 2615-2632. ISSN 0962-9343 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11136-021-02879-1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cox IA; Ahmed H; Campbell J; Otahal P; Walters EH; Palmer AJ

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2021Cox IA, de Graaff B, Corte TJ, Glaspole I, Chambers DC, et al., 'Recent trends in pirfenidone and nintedanib utilisation for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Australia', Australian Health Review, 45, (6) pp. 718-727. ISSN 0156-5788 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH20337 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cox IA; Walters EH; Palmer AJ

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2021Hensher M, Angeles MR, de Graaff B, Campbell J, Athan E, 'Long COVID-19: threats, opportunities for health care system', InSight (2021) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Hensher M; Campbell J

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2021Palmer AJ, Campbell JA, de Graaff B, Devlin N, Ahmad H, et al., 'Population norms for quality adjusted life years for the United States of America, China, the United Kingdom and Australia', Health Economics pp. 1-28. ISSN 1057-9230 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/hec.4281 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Palmer AJ; Campbell JA; Ahmad H; Si L

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2021Xia Q, Campbell J, Si L, Ahmad H, de Graaff B, et al., '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 ISSN 1449-8944 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Xia Q; Campbell J; Ahmad H; Marrone J; Kuzminov A; Palmer A

2021Xia Q, Campbell JA, Ahmad H, de Graaff B, Si L, et al., 'Resource utilization and disaggregated cost analysis of bariatric surgery in the Australian public healthcare system', The European Journal of Health Economics ISSN 1618-7598 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10198-021-01405-x [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Xia Q; Campbell JA; Ahmad H; Otahal P; Palmer AJ

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2020Cox IA, Borchers Arriagada N, de Graaff B, Corte TJ, Glaspole I, et al., 'Health-related quality of life of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis', European Respiratory Review, 29 Article 200154. ISSN 0905-9180 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1183/16000617.0154-2020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Cox IA; Borchers Arriagada N; Lartey S; Walters EH; Palmer AJ

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2020Gardiner FW, de Graaff B, Bishop L, Campbell JA, Mealing S, et al., '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, 39, (5) pp. 343-350. ISSN 1067-991X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.amj.2020.06.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Campbell JA

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2020Lartey S, Si L, Lung T, Magnussen CG, Boateng GO, et al., 'Impact of overweight and obesity on life expectancy, quality-adjusted life years and lifetime costs in the adult population of Ghana', BMJ Global Health, 5, (9) Article e003332. ISSN 2059-7908 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003332 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Lartey S; Magnussen CG; Blizzard L; Palmer AJ

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2020Lartey ST, Si L, Otahal P, de Graaff B, Boateng GO, et al., '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, 247 Article 112821. ISSN 0277-9536 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112821 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Lartey ST; Si L; Otahal P; Magnussen CG; Palmer AJ

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2020Nguyen AL, Nguyen HTT, Yee KC, Palmer AJ, Blizzard CL, et al., 'A systematic review and narrative synthesis of health economic evaluations of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) screening strategies', Value in Health pp. 1-11. ISSN 1098-3015 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2020.11.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Nguyen AL; Nguyen HTT; Yee KC; Palmer AJ; Blizzard CL

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2020Tran QN, Lambeth LG, Sanderson K, de Graaff B, Breslin M, et al., 'Trend of emergency department presentations with a mental health diagnosis in Australia by diagnostic group, 2004-05 to 2016-17', Emergency Medicine Australasia, 32, (2) pp. 190-201. ISSN 1742-6731 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.13451 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Tran QN; Lambeth LG; Sanderson K; Breslin M; Tran V; Neil AL

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2020Xia Q, Campbell JA, Ahmad H, Si L, de Graaff B, et al., 'Health state utilities for economic evaluation of bariatric surgery: a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis', Obesity Reviews, 21, (8) Article e13028. ISSN 1467-7881 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/obr.13028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Xia Q; Campbell JA; Ahmad H; Si L; Otahal P; Palmer AJ

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2020Zhao T, Ahmad H, Winzenberg T, Aitken D, de Graaff B, et al., 'Cross-sectional and temporal differences in health-related quality of life of people with and without osteoarthritis: a 10-year prospective study', Rheumatology pp. 1-8. ISSN 1462-0324 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa787 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Zhao T; Ahmad H; Winzenberg T; Aitken D; Jones G; Palmer AJ

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2020Zhao T, Ahmad H, de Graaff B, Xia Q, Winzenberg T, et al., 'A systematic review of the evolution of health-economic evaluation models of osteoarthritis', Arthritis Care & Research Article accepted manuscript. ISSN 2151-464X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/acr.24410 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Zhao T; Ahmad H; Xia Q; Winzenberg T; Aitken D; Palmer AJ

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2020Zhao T, Winzenberg T, de Graaff B, Aitken D, Ahmad H, et al., 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of health state utility values for osteoarthritis-related conditions', Arthritis Care & Research ISSN 2151-464X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/acr.24478 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Zhao T; Winzenberg T; Aitken D; Ahmad H; Palmer AJ

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2019Cocker F, Yee KC, Palmer AJ, de Graaff B, 'Increasing incidence and mortality related to liver cancer in Australia: time to turn the tide', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43, (3) pp. 267-273. ISSN 1753-6405 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12889 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Cocker F; Yee KC; Palmer AJ

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2019Lartey ST, Magnussen CG, Si L, Boateng GO, de Graaff B, et al., 'Rapidly increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in older Ghanaian adults from 2007-2015: evidence from WHO-SAGE Waves 1 & 2', PLoS One, 14, (8) Article e0215045. ISSN 1932-6203 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215045 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Lartey ST; Magnussen CG; Si L; Blizzard L; Palmer AJ

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2019Lartey ST, Magnussen CG, Si L, de Graaff B, Biritwum RB, et al., '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, 14, (1) Article e0208491. ISSN 1932-6203 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208491 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Lartey ST; Magnussen CG; Si L; Palmer AJ

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2019Lartey ST, Si L, de Graaff B, Magnussen CG, Ahmad H, et al., '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, 22, (9) pp. 1042-1049. ISSN 1098-3015 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2019.04.1925 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Lartey ST; Si L; Magnussen CG; Ahmad H; Campbell J; Palmer AJ

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2019Lartey ST, de Graaff B, Magnussen CG, Boateng GO, Aikins M, et al., 'Health service utilization and direct healthcare costs associated with obesity in older adult population in Ghana', Health Policy and Planning pp. 1-11. ISSN 0268-1080 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czz147 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Lartey ST; Magnussen CG; Palmer AJ

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2019Tran QN, Lambeth LG, Sanderson K, de Graaff B, Breslin M, et al., '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, 31, (6) pp. 1064-1072. ISSN 1742-6731 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.13323 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Tran QN; Lambeth LG; Sanderson K; Breslin M; Tran V; Neil AL

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2019Tran QN, Lambeth LG, Sanderson K, de Graaff B, Breslin M, et al., 'Emergency department presentations with a mental health diagnosis in Australia, by jurisdiction and by sex, 2004-05 to 2016-17', Emergency Medicine Australasia pp. 1-10. ISSN 1742-6731 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.13438 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Tran QN; Lambeth LG; Sanderson K; Breslin M; Tran V; Neil AL

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2019Xia Q, Campbell JA, Ahmad H, Si L, de Graaff B, et al., '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 pp. 1-15. ISSN 1467-7881 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/obr.12932 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Xia Q; Campbell JA; Ahmad H; Si L; Palmer AJ

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2018Brissot P, Pietrangelo A, Adams PC, de Graaff B, McLaren CE, et al., 'Haemochromatosis', Nature Reviews. Disease Primers, 4 Article 18016. ISSN 2056-676X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nrdp.2018.16 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 127Web of Science - 136

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2018de Graaff B, Yee KC, Clarke P, Palmer A, 'Uptake of and expenditure on direct-acting antiviral agents for Hepatitis C treatment in Australia', Applied Health Economics and Health Policy pp. 1-8. ISSN 1175-5652 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40258-018-0392-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Yee KC; Palmer A

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2017de Graaff B, Neil A, Sanderson K, Yee KC, Palmer AJ, 'Costs associated with hereditary haemochromatosis in Australia: a cost-of-illness study', Australian Health Review, 41, (3) pp. 254-267. ISSN 0156-5788 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH15188 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Neil A; Sanderson K; Yee KC; Palmer AJ

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2017de Graaff B, Neil A, Si L, Yee KC, Sanderson K, et al., 'Cost-effectiveness of different population screening strategies for hereditary haemochromatosis in Australia', Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 15, (4) pp. 521-534. ISSN 1175-5652 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40258-016-0297-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Neil A; Si L; Yee KC; Sanderson K; Palmer AJ

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2017de Graaff B, Nelson M, Neil A, 'Up, up and away: The growth of after-hours MBS claims', Australian Family Physician, 46, (6) pp. 407-411. ISSN 0300-8495 (2017) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 28609598 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Nelson M; Neil A

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2017de Graaff B, Si L, Neil AL, Yee KC, Sanderson K, et al., 'Population Screening for Hereditary Haemochromatosis in Australia: Construction and Validation of a State-Transition Cost-Effectiveness Model', PharmacoEconomics - Open, 1, (1) pp. 37-51. ISSN 2509-4254 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s41669-016-0005-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Si L; Neil AL; Yee KC; Sanderson K; Palmer AJ

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2016Neil A, de Graaff B, 'Need, want and demand: What is really happening with low-acuity presentations?', Emergency Medicine Australasia pp. 1-2. ISSN 1742-6731 (2016) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.12591 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Neil A

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2016de Graaff B, Neil A, Sanderson K, Yee KC, Palmer AJ, 'Quality of life utility values for hereditary haemochromatosis in Australia', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 14, (1) Article 31. ISSN 1477-7525 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12955-016-0431-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Neil A; Sanderson K; Yee KC; Palmer AJ

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2015de Graaff B, Neil A, Sanderson K, Si L, Yee KC, et al., 'A systematic review and narrative synthesis of health economic studies conducted for hereditary haemochromatosis', Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 13, (5) pp. 469-483. ISSN 1175-5652 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40258-015-0189-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Neil A; Sanderson K; Si L; Yee KC; Palmer AJ

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2014Si L, Winzenberg TM, de Graaff B, Palmer AJ, 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of utility-based quality of life for osteoporosis-related conditions', Osteoporosis International, 25, (8) pp. 1987-1997. ISSN 0937-941X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00198-014-2636-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 59

Co-authors: Si L; Winzenberg TM; Palmer AJ

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2012Patel PK, Patel RP, Brandon S, McLean S, Bruno R, et al., 'Effects of Filtration on the Presence of Particulate and Oxycodone Content of Injections Prepared from Crushed OxyContin® Tablets', Current Drug Safety, 7, (3) pp. 218-224. ISSN 1574-8863 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2174/157488612803251298 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Patel RP; Brandon S; McLean S; Bruno R

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2009McLean SR, Bruno RB, Brandon S, de Graaff B, 'Effect of filtration on morphine and particle content of injections prepared from slow-release oral morphine tablets', Harm Reduction Journal, 6, (37) EJ ISSN 1477-7517 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1477-7517-6-37 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: McLean SR; Bruno RB; Brandon S

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022de Graaff B, Cox I, 'Decision Making in the Context of Funding Cancer Therapy', Handbook of Quality of Life in Cancer, Springer, Cham, Angelos P. Kassianos (ed), London, pp. 223-233. ISBN 978-3-030-84702-9 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-84702-9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cox I

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Dinh NTT, Cox IA, de Graaff B, Campbell JA, Stokes BC, et al., 'A comprehensive systematic review of data linkage publications on diabetes in Australia', Frontiers in Public Health, 10 pp. 757987. ISSN 2296-2565 (2022) [Substantial Review]

DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.757987 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Dinh NTT; Cox IA; Campbell JA; Stokes BC; Palmer AJ

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Conference Publication

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Cox IA, de Graaff B, Corte TJ, Glaspole I, Chambers DC, et al., 'Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2021', Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, 1 -2 May 2021, virtual, pp. 1-8. (2021) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cox IA; Walters EH; Palmer AJ

2021Xia Q, Campbell J, Ahmad H, de Graaff B, Si L, et al., 'Resource utilization and disaggregated cost analysis of bariatric surgery in the Australian public healthcare system', Value in Health ISSN 1098-3015 (2021) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2021.04.1130 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Xia Q; Campbell J; Ahmad H; Otahal P; Palmer A

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2020Black JA, Sharman J, Palmer A, de Graaff B, Hensher M, et al., 'Quality of life improves more for people who receive proactive absolute', Value in Health Regional Issues ISSN 2212-1099 (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Sharman J; Palmer A; Otahal P; Nelson M; Campbell J

2020Cox I, Borchers Arriagada N, de Graaff B, Corte T, Glaspole I, et al., 'Evaluation of health-related quality of life in IPF: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Respirology ISSN 1323-7799 (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cox I; Borchers Arriagada N; Lartey S; Walters H; Palmer A

2020Cox I, de Graaff B, Ahmad H, Corte TJ, Walters HE, et al., 'The impact of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on health state utility values: evidence from Australia', Value in Health Regional Issues ISSN 2212-1099 (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cox I; Ahmad H; Walters HE; Palmer A

2018Lartey ST, Ahmad H, Si L, de Graaff B, Magnussen CG, et al., 'Health state utilities and high body mass index: evidence from WHO study of global ageing and adult health (SAGE)', Value in Health, pp. S109 (PSY20). (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lartey ST; Ahmad H; Si L; Magnussen CG; Palmer AJ

2016de Graaff BL, Neil A, Sanderson K, Yee KC, Palmer AJ, 'PND9 - An Australian National Cost of Illness Study For Hereditary Haemochromatosis', Value in Health, pp. A874, 19 (7). ISSN 1098-3015 (2016) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2016.08.344 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Neil A; Sanderson K; Yee KC; Palmer AJ

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2016de Graaff BL, Si L, Neil A, Yee KC, Sanderson K, et al., 'PND10 - Cost-Effectiveness of Population Screening for Haemochromatosis In Australia: A State-Transition Model', Value in Health, pp. A874-A875, Vol 19 (7). ISSN 1098-3015 (2016) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2016.08.345 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Si L; Neil A; Yee KC; Sanderson K; Palmer AJ

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2015de Graaff BL, Neil A, Sanderson K, Yee KC, Palmer A, 'The impact of increasing severity of hereditary haemochromatosis on health state utility values', Value in Health, pp. A300, Vol 18, A1-A307. ISSN 1098-3015 (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Neil A; Sanderson K; Yee KC; Palmer A

2012de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'The correlates of financial strain amongst people who inject drugs', Drug and Acohol Review, 18-21 November 2012, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 54. ISSN 0959-5236 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2012de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Experience of non-viral injecting-related injuries and diseases amongst people who regularly inject drugs', Drug and Alcohol Review, 18-21 November 2012, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 55. ISSN 0959-5236 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2011Wake C, Bruno RB, Siddall D, de Graaff B, Donaldson F, et al., 'Health and Well-Being in Tasmanian Prisoners With and Without Hepatitis C Antibodies', Drug and Alcohol review, 13-16 November 2011, Hobart, Australia, pp. 88. ISSN 0959-5236 (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2011de Graaff B, Bruno RB, Wake C, 'NPS provision in prisons: Time to embrace the evidence', Drug and Alcohol Review, 13-16 November 2011, Hobart, Australia, pp. 24. ISSN 0959-5236 (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2010Cassar J, de Graaff B, Phillips B, Nielsen S, Bruno RB, et al., 'Over the counter codeine use by people who inject drugs regularly in Australia', Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 November-1 December 2010, Canberra, Australia, pp. A11. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2010Ebert R, Bruno RB, Matthews AJ, de Graaff B, 'Predictors of sub-clinical paranoia among methamphetamine consumers', Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 November-1 December 2010, Canberra, Australia, pp. A24. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ebert R; Bruno RB; Matthews AJ

2010McLean SR, Brandon S, Bruno RB, de Graaff B, Patel RP, 'Reducing harm from pharmaceutical opioid injection: The importance and effectiveness of filters', Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 November -1 December 2010, Canberra, Australia, pp. A51. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McLean SR; Brandon S; Bruno RB; Patel RP

2010McLean SR, Brandon S, de Graaff B, Bruno RB, Patel RP, 'Injecting OxyContin: What is the harm reduction eveidence?', Proceedings of ATDC 2010, 18-20 October 2010, Hobart, pp. 1. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: McLean SR; Brandon S; Bruno RB; Patel RP

2010de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Old fits, new fits: Re-use of injecting equipment amongst a sample of regular injectiing drug users in Tasmania', Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 November-1 December 2010, Canberra, Australia, pp. A17-18. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2010de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Alprazolam use in Tasmania: Is policy change kicking goals or behinds?', Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 November-1 December 2010, Canberra, Australia, pp. A17. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2009Bruno RB, Gomez R, Fry C, Stoove M, de Graaff B, 'The blood borne virus transmission risk assessment questionnaire (short version): Can it identify risk equivalently for heroin, methamphetamine and pharmaceutical opioid injectors?', Drug and Alcohol Review, 1-4 November 2009, Darwin, pp. A6-A7. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB; Gomez R

2009Bruno RB, McLean SR, Brandon S, de Graaff B, Murray N, 'Injecting MS Contin: What is the harm reduction evidence?', Drug and Alcohol Review, 1-4 November 2009, Darwin, pp. A69. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB; McLean SR; Brandon S

2009Bruno RB, de Graaff B, 'Bumps, bruises and benzos: Factors associated with accidents amongh regular injecting drug users', Drug and Alcohol Review, 1-4 November 2009, Darwin, pp. A6. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2008Bruno RB, Murray N, McLean SR, de Graaff B, Brandon S, 'Filtering pharmaceutical opioids for injection: What methods are being used and how effective are they?', APSAD, 23-26 November 2008, Sydney, NSW, pp. 86. (2008) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB; McLean SR; Brandon S

2008Bruno RB, de Graaff B, 'Pull the other one: Effects of the prescription restriction level for benzodiazepines in an isolated drug market', APSAD, 23-26 November 2008, Sydney, NSW, pp. 37. (2008) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2008de Graaff B, Bruno RB, Snidicich N, 'Pharmaceutical opioid injection in high and low heroin availability jurisdictions: the who and why', APSAD, 23-26 November 2008, Sydney, NSW, pp. 77. (2008) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Peacock A, de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Tasmanian drug trends 2014. Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS). Australian Drug Trends Series No. 131', National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Australia, 131 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Peacock A; Bruno RB

2013de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Tasmania Drug Trends 2012: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 77 (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2012de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Tasmanian Drug Trends 2011: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Sydney, 77 (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

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2011de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Tasmanian Drug Trends 2010: Findings from the Illicit Drug Report System (IDRS)', Australian Government Department of Health and Aging, Sydney, 59 (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

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2010de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Tasmanian Drug Trends 2009: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)', National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, 41 (2010) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

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2010de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'The Health and Wellbeing of a Group of Tasmanian Regular Injecting Drug Users', National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (2010) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2009de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Tasmanian Drug Trends 2008: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Sydney (2009) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2008Black E, Roxburgh A, Degenhardt L, Bruno RB, Campbell G, et al., 'Australian Drug Trends 2007: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Sydney, 978-0-7334-2625-4 (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

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2008de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Tasmanian Drug Trends 2007: Findings from the Ilicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Sydney (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2007Bruno RB, Ong SY, de Graaff B, 'Indicators of Drug Use in Tasmania', Tasmanian State Government - Department of Health and Human Services (2007) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB; Ong SY

2007O'Brien S, Black E, Degenhardt L, Roxburgh A, Campbell G, et al., 'Australian Drug Trends 2006: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing; National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, 60 (2007) [Contract Report]

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2007de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Tasmanian Drug Trends 2006: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)', Australian Government Department of Health and Aging; National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, 273 (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2007de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Self-reported mental health problems amongst regular injecting drug users interviewed in the IDRS', Australian Government Department of Health and Aging (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

2007de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Tasmanian Drug Trends 2006: Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System and Extension Study (IDRS-E)', Tasmanian State Government Department of Health and Human Services (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bruno RB

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016de Graaff B, 'The Health Economics of Haemochromatosis' (2016) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Hensher M, Angeles MR, de Graaff B, Campbell J, Athan E, et al., 'Managing the long term health consequences of COVID-19 in Australia', Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, Australia (2021) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Campbell J

2021Hensher M, Angeles MR, de Graaff B, Campbell JA, Athan E, et al., 'Managing the long term health consequences of COVID-19 in Australia', Deeble Institute Issues Brief, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Australia, 40 (2021) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Campbell JA

2020Gardiner FW, Bishop L, de Graaff B, Campbell JA, Quinlan F, 'Equitable patient access to primary healthcare in Australia', The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Canberra, Australia (2020) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Campbell JA

2019Doherty B, Nash R, Elmer S, Campbell J, Julian R, et al., 'Lead Support Coordinator Service (LSCS) Evaluation Report', Prepared for the Department of Communities, Tasmania, Australia (2019) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Doherty B; Nash R; Elmer S; Campbell J; Julian R; Vandenberg M; West S; Palmer A

2017de Graaff B, Makin J, Neil A, Nelson M, 'Tasmanian After-Hours Primary Care: Evaluation of the GP Assist Service 2017', Primary Health Tasmania, Australia (2017) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Makin J; Neil A; Nelson M

2017de Graaff B, Nelson MR, 'After-hours GP home visits strain the budget (and don't help emergency departments)', The Conversation (2017) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Nelson MR

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2016Neil A, de Graaff B, Chappell K, Sanderson K, Palmer A, et al., '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', Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmanian Government, Tasmania (2016) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Neil A; Chappell K; Sanderson K; Palmer A; Nelson M

2016Neil A, de Graaff B, Nelson M, Chappell K, Palmer A, et al., 'Tasmanian After-Hours Primary Care Service Innovations: A Report in Three Parts', Primary Health Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Neil A; Nelson M; Chappell K; Palmer A; Sanderson K

2014Peacock A, de Graaff B, Bruno RB, 'Barriers to Harm Reduction: Heating and Filtration of Oxycodone Tablets Prior to Intravenous Use by People Who Inject Drugs in Australia', Drug Trends Bulletin, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia, Australia, April 2014 (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Peacock A; Bruno RB

2014de Graaff B, Peacock A, Bruno RB, 'Tasmanian drug trends 2013. Findings from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS)', Australian Drug Trends Series No. 113, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 1-194. (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Peacock A; Bruno RB

2011de Graaff B, 'Push to fight jail hepatitis', The Mercury, Hobart, 28 November 2011, p. 13. (2011) [Newspaper Article]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

14

Total funding

$1,590,525

Projects

Providing high-value care for osteoarthritis patients at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) (2022)$24,943
Description
GLA:D is an international evidence-based education and exercise program for people with knee and hip osteoarthritis. This project will evaluate the implementation of GLA:D through the RHH physiotherapy community outpatient clinics for patients on a joint replacement surgery pathway. It will benefit patients and potentially reduce pressure on elective surgery waiting lists.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($24,943)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Aitken D; Lawler K; Harvie P; O'Brien L; Barton C; Hyland P; de Graaff B; Van Dam PJ; Peterson GM; Collins N; Jones G
Year
2022
Eliminating hepatitis B in remote Indigenous settings: generating health economic evidence (2022 - 2025)$750,738
Description
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is endemic across Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT), with prevalence between 2-5%. Of this group, up to 25% will die from decompensated cirrhosis or liver cancer without care and treatment. In turn, liver disease is the third leading factor contributing to the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.In 2017 the NHMRC funded the Hep B PAST Partnership Project (GNT1151837), which aims to eliminate CHB from NT Indigenous Australians. This is being achieved through two mechanisms: improvement of CHB health literacy amongst participating Indigenous communities and healthcare providers; and transition of CHB care to a primary healthcare based, co-ordinated chronic disease model supported by the establishment of a CHB clinical register.The preliminary results of the Hep B PAST Project have demonstrated a highly effective model of care to increase rates of CHB diagnosis, treatment and community education. The Hep B PAST Project will be completed in mid-2023. To successfully eliminate hepatitis B, it is now critically important to transition this care model Territory-wide. Health economic evidence is now required by government to support this. We have developed five studies to generate this evidence:1: Quantify costs of the Hep B PAST model of care and the status quo approach to CHB care;2: Quantify quality of life/health state utility values for hepatitis B health states;3. Develop and validate a health economic disease simulation model for hepatitis B forIndigenous communities;4: Project clinical outcomes of the Hep B PAST model of care and the status quo up to 2035;5: Assess the cost-effectiveness of introducing the Hep B PAST model of care as standardpractice across the NT.We will develop the first Indigenous-specific health economic model that will be made available to support rapid, robust evaluations to introduce Hep B PAST into other states/territories.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($750,738)
Scheme
Grant-Ideas
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
de Graaff B; Cowie Ben; Campbell JA; Wills KE; Stephens N; Palmer AJ
Period
2022 - 2025
Grant Reference
2012285
Lung cancer screening in Tasmania (2022)$24,945
Description
Tasmania has the second highest rate of lung cancer incidence and mortality in Australia. This project will evaluate risk models for identification of high-risk candidates for lung cancer screening and assess whether a screening programme can be effectively and economically implemented. This will lead to earlier identification and treatment, with higher survival rates for Tasmanians, with potential for cost savings.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($24,945)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Palmer AJ; Harkness N; de Graaff B; Walters EH; Cox IA
Year
2022
Prevalence, incidence, risk profiles, and health impacts of residential fires in Tasmania 2010-2020 (2021 - 2022)$30,000
Description
This is the first collaboration between the Tasmanian Fire Service and the Menzies Institute for Medical Research. Using linked data, this project will investigate epidemiological profiles and health services utilisation regarding residential house fires in Tasmania from 2010 to 2020.
Funding
Tasmania Fire Service ($30,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Campbell JA; Palmer AJ; de Graaff B
Period
2021 - 2022
Using data linkage to estimate the burden of diabetes in Tasmania (2021)$24,969
Description
Using pathology, hospital, emergency department, and mortality data linked from four different datasets in Tasmania, this project will quantify the health economic burden associated with diabetes for the Tasmanian Health System, and identifying potential factors that may be targeted for improved patient outcomes and/or cost savings to government.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($24,969)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Palmer AJ; Jose M; de Graaff B; Campbell JA
Year
2021
NAFLD- screen (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: prevalence and screening for type 2 diabetes patients) (2020)$24,999
Description
This study will assess the prevalence of non-alcohol fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients with type 2 diabetes and normal liver function tests attending the Royal Hobart Hospital Diabetes Outpatient Clinic. It will further assess the most cost-effective strategy for targeted screening for this patient group.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($24,999)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
de Graaff B; Yee KC; Campbell JA; Palmer AJ; Lartey ST; McCallum R; Wilson MD
Year
2020
Screening for liver cancer in primary care: a systematic review of the evidence (2020 - 2021)$0
Description
The project seeks to review the evidence relating to screening for liver cancer in primary care. In particular, we will seek to identify barriers and facilitators to screening for both patients and providers. The goal of this project is to summarise the evidence in the field, which can provide a basis for customised interventions to improve screening uptake.
Funding
Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group ($0)
Scheme
Award - Training Award
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
de Graaff B; Roydhouse J
Period
2020 - 2021
Association between bush fire-smoke/wood-smoke and hospital usage in Tasmania (2020)$10,000
Description
Poor air quality (indoor and outdoor) has been shown to increase morbidity in populations and as a result increase use of health resources. This study will evaluate the association between bush fire-smoke/ wood-smoke and hospital use in Tasmania.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Incubator
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; de Graaff B; Palmer AJ; Harkness N; Walters EH
Year
2020
Evaluation of the Tasmanian Elective Surgery Panel Project (2019)$9,980
Description
In 2015, the Tasmanian State Government allocated additional funds to reduce the public hospital elective surgery waiting lists. A subset of waitlisted patients was fast-tracked for elective surgery to hospitals in Tasmania and Victoria. This project will evaluate the outcomes of this initiative.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($9,980)
Scheme
Grant-Incubator
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
de Graaff B; Song J; Hensher M; Campbell JA; Glading JA; Palmer AJ
Year
2019
ANCHOR Project: heAlth ecoNomics and epidemiology of myalgiC encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (2019 - 2021)$155,000
Funding
Medical Research Future Fund ($155,000)
Scheme
Grant - Targeted Health System and Community
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
de Graaff B; Campbell JA; Nicholl H; Hensher M; Wills KE; Palmer AJ
Period
2019 - 2021
The Royal Hobart Hospital's innovative Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC): A health economic evaluation of patient, RHH and community benefits (2019)$24,952
Description
The overall aim of this project is to conduct a comprehensive health economic evaluation of the RHHs cutting-edge Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC) patient care model, compared to the usual care General Cardiology (GCC) clinic model for RHH patients with newly presented chest pain. The RACPC commenced in June 2014 and has realised positive clinical outcomes for its patients. Our comprehensive health economic investigation will build on the clinical work to systematically evaluate the health economic benefits of this innovative models patient pathways for people who present to the RHHs Emergency Department (approximately 70%) or by referral from a primary care physician (approximately 30%) with new onset chest pain.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($24,952)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Campbell JA; Black JA; Palmer AJ; Sharman JE; Hensher M; de Graaff B
Year
2019
Lead Support Coordinator Service (LSCS) Evaluation (2018)$99,999
Description
The LSCS trials a new model of coordinated care for clients with complex needs . Three community service organisations, Australian Red Cross, Mission Australia and Baptcare will employ 12 Lead service. Coordinators to provide the service to a maximum of 30 Tasmanians with multiple service needs. Clients will work with the coordinator to identify needs and match them to available services. The evaluation aims to test if this model of coordination leads to better health and wellbeing outcomes for the clients and more efficient and cost effective service delivery.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($99,999)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Doherty BT; Nash RE; Elmer SL; de Graaff B; Julian RD; Campbell JA; Palmer AJ
Year
2018
Reducing the Burden of Liver Cancer for Tasmanians (2018)$350,000
Description
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common form of primary liver cancer and is the third leading cause of cancer deaths internationally. It occurs most commonly amongst patients with cirrhosis of the liver, which is often caused by chronic infections with the hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C viruses. The clinical outcomes for patients diagnosed with HCC are highly dependent of the stage at which it is detected. Late detection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. If detected early, HCC is potentially curable.Screening programs have been suggested to increase the rate of early diagnosis for at-risk groups. In Australia, current guidelines recommend HCC screening for all patients with cirrhosis, regardless of liver disease severity or aetiology. Screening consists of 6-monthly liver ultrasound and alpha-fetoprotein tests. Uptake of screening for HCC is very low in Australia, evidenced by the 5-year survival rate of just 17%. The aims of this project are to a) evaluate current uptake and adherence of HCC screening across Tasmania, b) develop strategies aimed at supporting at-risk patients to participate in regular HCC screening, c) evaluate the cost-effectiveness of screening interventions, and d) assess the effectiveness of new treatments for hepatitis C in reducing the rate of HCC in Tasmania.
Funding
Sefton Bottomley Liver Cancer Bequest ($350,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
de Graaff B; Palmer AJ; Yee KC; Cocker FM
Year
2018
GP Assist (2017)$60,000
Description
Ongoing evaluation of the value-for-money of the GP Assist after-hours telephone support service for Primary Health Tasmania.
Funding
Primary Health Tasmania ($60,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
de Graaff B; Neil A; Nelson MR
Year
2017

Research Supervision

Current

8

Completed

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAssessing the Burden and Economic Impact of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Australia2018
PhDHealth Economics Aspects of Primary Liver Cancer in Australia2018
PhDHealth Economics of Bariatric Surgery2018
PhDCo-ordination of Care for Complex Patients in Primary Care Settings: What works for whom and why?2019
PhDUsing Data Linkage to Estimate the Burden of Diabetes in Tasmania2019
PhDANCHOR Project: health economics and epidemiology of myalgic ecephalomyelitis2020
PhDThe Long-Term Survival Impact on Distal Gastrectomy Versus Total Gastrectomy in Patients with Non-Metastatic Gastric Cancer2020
PhDHospital Acquired Complications in Tasmania: prevalence and health economic implications2022

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDInvestigating the Evolution of Model-based Health Economic Evaluations and Changes in Health-related Quality of Life in Osteoarthritis
Candidate: Ting Zhao
2021
MastersThe Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Primary Liver Cancer Patients in Tasmania
Candidate: Thi Thu Hoa Nguyen
2021
PhDTrends of Australian Emergency Department Care for People with Mental Health Diagnoses: Implications for service provision and policy development
Candidate: Quang Nhat Tran
2021
PhDThe Health Economics of Obesity in Adult Populations in Ghana
Candidate: Stella Twumwaa Lartey
2020