Health Economics: Our Projects
Healthcare innovation: understanding the prescribing practices of GPs
This project seeks to understand the prescribing practices of general practitioners and what drives their decision-making.
Cost cutting: the impact of pharmaceutical rebate contracts
This project investigates the impact of rebate contracts on the pharmaceuticals market.
Value for money: do financial incentives improve healthcare?
For this project, researchers investigated whether financial incentives improved the healthcare systems of countries across the world.
The MABEL Survey: Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics
With the influential MABEL Survey integral to its work, the Centre for Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics is helping to shape the future of the nation's health system.
The MARKA Study: is surgery the best solution for osteoarthritis of the knee?
The MARKA Study brings together a team of leading experts in clinical and health services and health economics to understand how patients and doctors balance the benefits and risks of surgery to treat end-stage osteoarthritis of the knee.
Global health economics: looking at health worker labour markets
Commissioned by the World Bank as part of its Directions in Development series, this research project examined how labor and health economics could be used to analyse and better understand the role and functions of health worker labor markets.
Hospital funding: what are the options for risk adjusting complication rates
This project was commissioned by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA), which was seeking advice on the appropriate risk adjustment methodologies for assessing hospital performance in relation to hospital acquired complications.
Partnership research: reviewing private health provider performance measures
Melbourne Institute researchers are risk adjusting the performance measures for surgeons working in private healthcare to take into account their differing specialties and the types of patients they treat.
First aid: examining health workforce migration
With Australia one of few places across the world that actively recruits doctors, nurses and dentist from other counties, a multidisciplinary research team is investigating the benefits and drawbacks of skilled migration for medical professionals.
Healthy choices: how competition impacts the medical labour market
With Australia currently experiencing a sharp increase in the supply of medical practitioners, this research investigates the impact of a competitive labour market on health outcomes and the earnings and distribution of medical practitioners.