Full Systematic Reviews
iCAHE is actively involved in the production of Systematic Reviews for industry. For more details about what a systematic review entails, and how it differs from other reviews please click here. Below are a record of our full systematic reviews by year.
Does Allied Health Quality of care make an impact on stroke patient’s length of stay and mortality in SA Health? Work Bundle 2. Prepared for Department for Health and Ageing, South Australia
This project aimed to provide guidance for objectively measuring the impact of extended (seven days-a-week) allied health services in a manner that will inform strategic SA allied health planning processes. It was designed to evaluate the impact of quality indicator-compliant allied health (AH) services on length of stay (LOS) and mortality of stroke patients, and the marginal impact on these measures when patients were admitted during the weekend.
The findings suggest that higher compliance with evidence-based AH quality care indicators is associated with significantly reduced odds of dying in hospital, and more effective LOS. Increased compliance with quality indicators of AH-care quality for patients admitted during weekends could reduce their LOS by a half day. These findings are meaningful for the planning process towards increasing the level of compliance to indicators of AH care quality during weekend
Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose in Non-insulin Treated Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review update. Prepared for the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.
A Systematic Review of published studies on self-monitoring of blood glucose in people with non-insulin treated type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) was undertaken to provide an update of the available research evidence on the effectiveness, appropriateness and meaningfulness of interventions. The research question was: What is the current best evidence of the effectiveness, appropriateness and meaningfulness of SMBG in people with type-2 diabetes who are not treated with insulin? Only primary studies published from March 2011 – December 2015 were included.
Areas of study and research
- UniSA Cancer Research Institute
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre
- Centre for Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Development
- Creative People, Places and Products Research Concentration
- Design Research for Health & Wellbeing
- Digital Transformations Research Group
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Research for Educational and Social Inclusion
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College