Kirsten Howard

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Minimising disability and falls in older people through a post-hospital exercise program: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation
    Catherine Sherrington
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 9:8. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Home bowel cancer tests and informed choice--is current information sufficient?
    K Howard
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:513-6. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint HPV triage testing or repeat Pap smear for the management of atypical squamous cells (ASCUS) on Pap smear: is there evidence of process utility?
    Kirsten Howard
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Econ 17:593-605. 2008
  4. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of increasing kidney transplantation and home-based dialysis
    Kirsten Howard
    University of Sydney, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 14:123-32. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint High participation rates are not necessary for cost-effective colorectal cancer screening
    Kirsten Howard
    Health Economics, Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, Edward Ford Building A27, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Med Screen 12:96-102. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of screening and optimal management for diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease: a modeled analysis
    Kirsten Howard
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, and The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Value Health 13:196-208. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Does attribute framing in discrete choice experiments influence willingness to pay? Results from a discrete choice experiment in screening for colorectal cancer
    Kirsten Howard
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Value Health 12:354-63. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Community preferences for the allocation of deceased donor organs for transplantation: a focus group study
    Michelle J Irving
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:2187-93. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Rationing scarce organs for transplantation: healthcare provider perspectives on wait-listing and organ allocation
    Allison Tong
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Clin Transplant 27:60-71. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors that influence the decision to be an organ donor: a systematic review of the qualitative literature
    Michelle J Irving
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:2526-33. 2012

Detail Information

Publications77

  1. pmc Minimising disability and falls in older people through a post-hospital exercise program: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation
    Catherine Sherrington
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 9:8. 2009
    ..The cost-effectiveness of the exercise program from the health and community service provider's perspective will be established. In addition, predictors for adherence with the exercise program will be determined...
  2. ncbi request reprint Home bowel cancer tests and informed choice--is current information sufficient?
    K Howard
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 27:513-6. 2003
    ..To evaluate the type of information that is available to purchasers of home-based bowel cancer test kits...
  3. ncbi request reprint HPV triage testing or repeat Pap smear for the management of atypical squamous cells (ASCUS) on Pap smear: is there evidence of process utility?
    Kirsten Howard
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Econ 17:593-605. 2008
    ..A modelled application of trial-based data will allow characterisation of the true population costs, benefits, risks and harms of alternative triage strategies and subsequent policy implications thereof...
  4. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of increasing kidney transplantation and home-based dialysis
    Kirsten Howard
    University of Sydney, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 14:123-32. 2009
    ..We aimed to quantify these implications for increasing kidney transplantation and improving the rate of home-based dialysis...
  5. ncbi request reprint High participation rates are not necessary for cost-effective colorectal cancer screening
    Kirsten Howard
    Health Economics, Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, Edward Ford Building A27, University of Sydney, Australia
    J Med Screen 12:96-102. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of screening and optimal management for diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease: a modeled analysis
    Kirsten Howard
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, and The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Value Health 13:196-208. 2010
    ..We therefore sought to estimate the costs and health outcomes of alternative strategies to prevent end-stage kidney disease, compared with usual care...
  7. doi request reprint Does attribute framing in discrete choice experiments influence willingness to pay? Results from a discrete choice experiment in screening for colorectal cancer
    Kirsten Howard
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program STEP, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Value Health 12:354-63. 2009
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Community preferences for the allocation of deceased donor organs for transplantation: a focus group study
    Michelle J Irving
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:2187-93. 2013
    ..Little is known about community preferences for the allocation of those organs. We aimed to determine community preferences for organ allocation and reasons for their choices...
  9. doi request reprint Rationing scarce organs for transplantation: healthcare provider perspectives on wait-listing and organ allocation
    Allison Tong
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Clin Transplant 27:60-71. 2013
    ..Ongoing engagement with stakeholders is needed to enhance transparency, a reasonable balance between efficiency and equity, and avoid discrimination against specific populations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors that influence the decision to be an organ donor: a systematic review of the qualitative literature
    Michelle J Irving
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:2526-33. 2012
    ..We conducted a systematic review of qualitative studies that explored community attitudes towards living and deceased solid organ donation to inform strategies to improve organ donation rates...
  11. doi request reprint Dialysis modality preference of patients with CKD and family caregivers: a discrete-choice study
    Rachael L Morton
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 60:102-11. 2012
    ..Dialysis modality preferences of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and family caregivers are important, yet rarely quantified...
  12. pmc Patient preferences for the allocation of deceased donor kidneys for transplantation: a mixed methods study
    Allison Tong
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMC Nephrol 13:18. 2012
    ..Deceased donor kidneys are a scarce health resource, yet patient preferences for organ allocation are largely unknown. The aim of this study was to determine patient preferences for how kidneys should be allocated for transplantation...
  13. doi request reprint Community attitudes to deceased organ donation: a focus group study
    Michelle J Irving
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Transplantation 93:1064-9. 2012
    ..Despite broad community support for organ donation, there is a chronic shortage of donor organs for transplantation. This study elicited community attitudes on deceased organ donation and the current Australian organ donation system...
  14. pmc Factors influencing patient choice of dialysis versus conservative care to treat end-stage kidney disease
    Rachael L Morton
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    CMAJ 184:E277-83. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine the most important characteristics of dialysis and the trade-offs patients were willing to make in choosing dialysis instead of conservative care...
  15. doi request reprint Nephrologists' perspectives on waitlisting and allocation of deceased donor kidneys for transplant
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 58:704-16. 2011
    ..This study aims to elicit nephrologists' perspectives on waitlisting patients for kidney transplant and the allocation of deceased kidneys...
  16. doi request reprint How do people with chronic kidney disease value cancer-related quality of life?
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, School of Public Health, Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 17:32-41. 2012
    ..To estimate the utility-based quality of life (QOL) of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and to estimate the QOL associated with two hypothetical colorectal cancer health states...
  17. ncbi request reprint Estimates of overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer associated with screening mammography
    Stephen Morrell
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 21:275-82. 2010
    ..To estimate the extent of overdiagnosis of invasive breast cancer associated with screening in New South Wales, Australia, a population with a well-established mammography screening program which has achieved full geographic coverage...
  18. pmc Using a population-based approach to prevent hepatocellular cancer in New South Wales, Australia: effects on health services utilisation
    Monica C Robotin
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney NSW, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:215. 2010
    ..In this paper we examine the program's potential impact on health services utilisation in the study area...
  19. doi request reprint Development and pilot testing of an online screening decision aid for men with a family history of prostate cancer
    Claire E Wakefield
    Psychosocial Research Group, Department of Medical Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 83:64-72. 2011
    ..This study aimed to develop and pilot test an online screening decision aid (DA) for men with a family history of prostate cancer...
  20. ncbi request reprint What factors influence people's decisions to register for organ donation? The results of a nominal group study
    Michelle J Irving
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Transpl Int 27:617-24. 2014
    ..Many believe the sole right to consent to donation is theirs and not their families; consent policies reflecting this should be explored. ..
  21. doi request reprint Health benefits and costs of screening for colorectal cancer in people on dialysis or who have received a kidney transplant
    Germaine Wong
    Centre of Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:917-26. 2013
    ..We aimed to determine the costs and health benefits of CRC screening in people on dialysis or who have received a kidney transplant...
  22. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of cidofovir treatment of polyomavirus nephropathy in kidney transplant recipients
    Danny K Hua
    Centre for Kidney Research, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Australia
    Transplantation 93:188-94. 2012
    ..We aimed to evaluate the incremental health benefits and costs of cidofovir and immunosuppression reduction compared with immunosuppression reduction alone in kidney transplant patients with BKVAN...
  23. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation in clinical nephrology: part 2. Applying economic evaluations in clinical nephrology
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 15:533-9. 2010
    ..This article provides some tips for reading, critically appraising and applying the findings of an economic evaluation in clinical practice...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of study methods and biases on estimates of invasive breast cancer overdetection with mammography screening: a systematic review
    Corné Biesheuvel
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 8:1129-38. 2007
    ..New studies are urgently needed to quantify the true extent of overdetection in current mammography screening programmes. These studies should be designed to avoid the multiple sources of bias identified in this review...
  25. doi request reprint Helping women make choices about mammography screening: an online randomized trial of a decision aid for 40-year-old women
    Erin Mathieu
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 81:63-72. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effect of a decision aid (DA) on women's knowledge of the benefits and harms of screening and on their ability to make an informed decision...
  26. pmc Community Preferences for the Allocation & Donation of Organs--the PAraDOx Study
    Kirsten Howard
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:386. 2011
    ..Reasons for the chronic shortage of deceased organ donations are unclear; there appears to be no lack of 'in principle' public support for organ donation...
  27. pmc Women's views on overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening: a qualitative study
    Jolyn Hersch
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 346:f158. 2013
    ....
  28. pmc Expenditure and resource utilisation for cervical screening in Australia
    Jie Bin Lew
    Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council NSW, 153 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, NSW 2011, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:446. 2012
    ..This study aimed to provide a baseline for such a review by quantifying screening program resource utilisation and costs in 2010...
  29. doi request reprint Knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of kidney transplant recipients regarding their risk of cancer
    Narelle C Williams
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 17:300-6. 2012
    ..This study aims to explore these beliefs and attitudes, to better understand patient motives and potential barriers to early detection of cancer...
  30. doi request reprint Screening for renal cancer in recipients of kidney transplants
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:1729-39. 2011
    ..It is uncertain whether routine screening for renal cancer is cost-effective. The aim of our study is to estimate the costs and health benefits of ultrasonographic (US) screening for renal cancer in the kidney transplant population...
  31. doi request reprint The health and economic impact of cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus vaccination in kidney transplant recipients
    Germaine Wong
    NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Renal Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Transplantation 87:1078-91. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the cost effectiveness of annual screening for cervical cancers using conventional cytology, liquid-based cytology (LBC), and pretransplant HPV vaccination in kidney transplant recipients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of breast cancer screening in women on dialysis
    Germaine Wong
    NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Renal Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:916-29. 2008
    ..It is uncertain whether routine screening is cost-effective in women on dialysis therapy. In this study, we determine the costs and health outcomes of annual mammographic breast cancer screening in women on dialysis therapy...
  33. doi request reprint Patient INformation about Options for Treatment (PINOT): a prospective national study of information given to incident CKD Stage 5 patients
    Rachael L Morton
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:1266-74. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effect of patient and unit characteristics on the type and timing of information provided...
  34. pmc Preferences for CT colonography and colonoscopy as diagnostic tests for colorectal cancer: a discrete choice experiment
    Kirsten Howard
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Value Health 14:1146-52. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine test characteristics important to patients and to examine trade-offs in attributes that patients are willing to accept in the context of the diagnosis of colorectal cancer...
  35. doi request reprint How do we achieve informed choice for women considering breast screening?
    Jolyn Hersch
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, Sydney School of Public Health, Edward Ford Bldg A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Prev Med 53:144-6. 2011
    ..This paper discusses the issues around informed choice for women considering breast screening...
  36. ncbi request reprint Patient information about options for treatment: Methods of a national audit of information provision in chronic kidney disease
    Rachael L Morton
    University of Sydney, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney at Westmead Hospital, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 15:649-52. 2010
    ..PINOT will assess the patient and unit characteristics associated with timely information provision and highlight any regional variation in treatments offered...
  37. doi request reprint Community preferences for the allocation of solid organs for transplantation: a systematic review
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
    Transplantation 89:796-805. 2010
    ..This systematic review aimed to ascertain community preferences for organ allocation and the principles underpinning these preferences...
  38. doi request reprint Integrating evidence and individual preferences using a web-based multi-criteria decision analytic tool: an application to prostate cancer screening
    Michelle Cunich
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Patient 4:153-62. 2011
    ..Given the uncertainty surrounding the trade offs between benefits and harms for prostate cancer screening, this topic was chosen as the vehicle to introduce this new decision-support template...
  39. doi request reprint Quality of life of adolescent kidney transplant recipients
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pediatr 159:670-5.e2. 2011
    ..To elicit utility-based quality of life (QOL) of adolescent kidney transplant recipients...
  40. doi request reprint "When I had my transplant, I became normal." Adolescent perspectives on life after kidney transplantation
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Transplant 15:285-93. 2011
    ..Novel approaches are needed to foster self-confidence and sense of normality and to provide comprehensive information on the patient journey following kidney transplantation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Health and wealth in children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease (K-CAD study)
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, Kids Research Institute, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 14:307. 2014
    ..In addition to biological influences, the socioeconomic circumstances of caregivers may play a significant role in the health and well-being of children with CKD...
  42. doi request reprint Quality of life of young adults and adolescents with chronic kidney disease
    Allison Tong
    Center for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Electronic address
    J Pediatr 163:1179-85.e5. 2013
    ..To elicit utility-based quality of life (QOL) in adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  43. ncbi request reprint An economic evaluation of intravenous versus oral iron supplementation in people on haemodialysis
    Germaine Wong
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:413-20. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the health care costs and benefits of parenteral iron compared with oral iron in haemodialysis patients receiving erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs)...
  44. doi request reprint Patients who plan for conservative care rather than dialysis: a national observational study in Australia
    Rachael L Morton
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 59:419-27. 2012
    ..It is unclear how many incident patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) referred to nephrologists are presented with information about conservative care as a treatment option and how many plan not to dialyze...
  45. doi request reprint Allocation decisions and patient preferences in emergency medicine
    Glenn Arendts
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Emerg Med J 28:1051-4. 2011
    ..This article describes the theoretical background, advantages, risks and applications of discrete choice experiments for measuring patient preference in emergency medicine...
  46. ncbi request reprint Reply to braillon and nicot
    Jolyn Hersch
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, Sydney School of Public Health, Edward Ford Bldg A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence based Decision making, Transient Bldg F12, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Prev Med 53:438. 2011
  47. ncbi request reprint What is the value of computered tomography colonography in patients screening positive for fecal occult blood? A systematic review and economic evaluation
    Silke Walleser
    National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:1439-46; quiz 1368. 2007
    ..Because of high false-positive rates for FOBT, concerns have been raised about patient uptake and access to colonoscopy services. This study assessed the value of CTC as an alternative to colonoscopy in FOBT-positive individuals...
  48. ncbi request reprint Informed choice in mammography screening: a randomized trial of a decision aid for 70-year-old women
    Erin Mathieu
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 167:2039-46. 2007
    ..These women are advised to consider both the benefits and harms of continuing to be screened. Doing so may be difficult for individual women, and there are no evaluated decision support tools to assist them...
  49. ncbi request reprint How is Health Economics Relevant to Transplant Clinicians?
    Germaine Wong
    1 Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead 2 Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney 3 Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Hospital, NSW, Australia 4 Address correspondence to Germaine Wong, Ph D, Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead 2145, NSW, Australia
    Transplantation 98:124-30. 2014
    ..This article is an overview of the concepts of economic evaluation in the setting of transplantation and highlights the applicability of these concepts in clinical transplantation. ..
  50. pmc Intervention to prevent further falls in older people who call an ambulance as a result of a fall: a protocol for the iPREFER randomised controlled trial
    A Stefanie Mikolaizak
    Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, 2031 Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:360. 2013
    ..The aim of this randomised controlled trial is to evaluate the effect of a timely and tailored falls assessment and management intervention on the number of subsequent falls and fall-related injuries for non-conveyed older fallers...
  51. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluations in kidney transplantation: frequency, characteristics, and quality-a systematic review
    Rosanna Chung
    1 Centre for Kidney Research, Kids Research Institute, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia 2 School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 3 Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Australia 4 Address correspondence to Germaine Wong, M D, Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead 2145, Australia
    Transplantation 97:1027-33. 2014
    ....
  52. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of screening for anal cancer in men who have sex with men: a systematic review
    Kirsten Howard
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Sex Health 9:610-9. 2012
    ..Uncertainty is primarily driven by data paucity; by summarising key uncertainties in existing models, this review can inform the design and conduct of future studies...
  53. doi request reprint Characteristics of dialysis important to patients and family caregivers: a mixed methods approach
    Rachael L Morton
    Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:4038-46. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to rank the most important characteristics of dialysis on which patients and caregivers make decisions about treatment...
  54. doi request reprint Economic evaluation in clinical nephrology: Part 1. An introduction to conducting an economic evaluation in clinical practice
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Nephrology (Carlton) 15:434-40. 2010
    ..There are a large range of alternative actions possible, all with different consequences and trade-offs. The complexity of medical decision-making is best illustrated using a clinical scenario...
  55. doi request reprint Do cervical cancer screening patient information leaflets meet the HPV information needs of women?
    Bronwyn Hall
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Patient Educ Couns 72:78-87. 2008
    ..This study considered the degree to which women's own HPV questions were addressed in Australian cervical cancer screening patient information leaflets...
  56. doi request reprint A model of prostate-specific antigen screening outcomes for low- to high-risk men: information to support informed choices
    Kirsten Howard
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 169:1603-10. 2009
    ..Information is needed to aid individual decision making about prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening...
  57. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening in renal transplant recipients
    Germaine Wong
    NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Renal Medicine, Children s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Transplantation 85:532-41. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening, with annual fecal occult blood testing, in renal transplant recipients...
  58. doi request reprint Antiviral therapy for hepatitis B-related liver cancer prevention is more cost-effective than cancer screening
    Monica C Robotin
    The Cancer Council NSW, Research Strategy and Scientific Development Unit, 153 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011, Sydney, Australia
    J Hepatol 50:990-8. 2009
    ..We therefore, modelled the consequences of different management strategies for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in Asian-born adults aged > or = 35 years...
  59. ncbi request reprint Modeling the benefits and costs of integrating an acceptable HLA mismatch allocation model for highly sensitized patients
    Hung Do Nguyen
    1 School of Medicine and Pharmacology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia 2 Department of Renal Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Australia 3 Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 4 Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead and Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Australia 5 Eurotransplant Reference Laboratory, Department Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands 6 School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia 7 Department of Clinical Immunology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia 8 Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia 9 Department of Renal Medicine, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Australia 10 Address correspondence to Hung Do Nguyen, M D, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia
    Transplantation 97:769-74. 2014
    ..The Eurotransplant acceptable mismatch program has improved transplantation access for highly sensitized recipients. However, the benefits and costs of implementing such a program remain unknown...
  60. pmc A systematic review and meta-analysis of utility-based quality of life in chronic kidney disease treatments
    Melanie Wyld
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS Med 9:e1001307. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to determine pooled utility-based quality of life (the numerical value attached to the strength of an individual's preference for a specific health outcome) by CKD treatment modality...
  61. ncbi request reprint The risk of cancer in people with diabetes and chronic kidney disease
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research and Kids Research Institute, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:3337-44. 2012
    ..The aim of our study was to determine the association of CKD [defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) < 60 mL/min] with the overall and site-specific risks of incident cancers among individuals with Type 2 diabetes...
  62. doi request reprint Optimizing the frequency of follow-up visits for patients treated for localized primary cutaneous melanoma
    Robin M Turner
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 29:4641-6. 2011
    ..To develop more evidence-based guidelines for the frequency of patient follow-up after treatment of localized (American Joint Committee on Cancer [AJCC] stage I or II) melanoma...
  63. doi request reprint Cancer screening in people who have chronic disease: the example of kidney disease
    Germaine Wong
    Centre for Kidney Research, Kids Research Institute, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Semin Dial 24:72-8. 2011
    ....
  64. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of induction immunosuppression in kidney transplantation
    Rachael L Morton
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:2258-69. 2009
    ..This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of antibody induction comparing interleukin-2 receptor antagonists (IL2Ra) to standard therapy with no induction or induction with polyclonal antibodies...
  65. pmc Model of outcomes of screening mammography: information to support informed choices
    Alexandra Barratt
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 330:936. 2005
    ..To provide easy to use estimates of the benefits and harms of biennial screening mammography for women aged 40, 50, 60, and 70 years...
  66. ncbi request reprint Children of prisoners: a growing public health problem
    Simon Quilty
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:339-43. 2004
    ..To estimate the number and proportion of children in New South Wales affected by parental incarceration, and to describe the health impact of punitive incarceration on the children of prisoners...
  67. doi request reprint The perspectives of kidney transplant recipients on medicine taking: a systematic review of qualitative studies
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:344-54. 2011
    ..This study aimed to describe the beliefs, experiences and perspectives of kidney transplant recipients on medicine taking...
  68. pmc A systematic review of the unit costs of allied health and community services used by older people in Australia
    Inez Farag
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, 321 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:69. 2013
    ..This systematic review therefore aims to synthesise information available in the literature on the unit costs of allied health and community services that may be utilised by an older person living in Australia...
  69. doi request reprint Important outcomes for kidney transplant recipients: a nominal group and qualitative study
    Martin Howell
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 60:186-96. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to elicit patient perspectives and priorities for outcomes after transplant and the reasons underpinning these priorities...
  70. doi request reprint Patient views about treatment of stage 5 CKD: a qualitative analysis of semistructured interviews
    Rachael L Morton
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:431-40. 2010
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Value of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in the diagnosis of biliary abnormalities in postcholecystectomy patients: a probabilistic cost-effectiveness analysis of diagnostic strategies
    Kirsten Howard
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 22:109-18. 2006
    ..A model was constructed to compare the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of MRCP and ERCP in patients with a previous history of cholecystectomy, presenting with abdominal pain and/or abnormal liver function tests...
  72. pmc The COMPASs Study: Community Preferences for Prostate cAncer Screening. Protocol for a quantitative preference study
    Kirsten Howard
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMJ Open 2:e000587. 2012
    ..The results will be published in internal reports, in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as via conference presentations...
  73. pmc PROSpER: PReferences for the Organisation of acute health Services for oldER people: protocol for a mixed methods study
    Kirsten Howard
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMJ Open 2:e001081. 2012
    ..Results will be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and via conference presentations; a newsletter will also be provided to study participants. A stakeholder roundtable will also be held to discuss the results...
  74. pmc Exercise therapy for prevention of falls in people with Parkinson's disease: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation
    Colleen G Canning
    Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia
    BMC Neurol 9:4. 2009
    ..In addition we will establish the cost effectiveness of the exercise program from the health provider's perspective...
  75. pmc Cervical cancer screening in Australia: modelled evaluation of the impact of changing the recommended interval from two to three years
    Prudence Creighton
    Cancer Epidemiology Research Unit, Cancer Council NSW, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:734. 2010
    ..The aim of the current evaluation was to assess the epidemiologic outcomes and cost implications of changing the recommended screening interval in Australia to 3 years...
  76. ncbi request reprint A systematic review and economic analysis of drug-eluting coronary stents available in Australia
    Sarah J Lord
    National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, Locked Bag 77, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:464-71. 2005
    ..To compare the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of drug-eluting coronary stents used in Australia with bare-metal stents and determine whether the benefits are greater for high-risk subgroups...
  77. doi request reprint Adolescent experiences following organ transplantation: a systematic review of qualitative studies
    Allison Tong
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia
    J Pediatr 155:542-9. 2009
    ..To describe the experiences of adolescents who underwent organ transplantation...