Understanding how individuals make decisions regarding their health, and how we can design health systems with the users or suppliers in mind are key for Australia’s ageing population.
- Healthy Ageing
Australia has an ageing population. Healthy or active ageing refers to processes or programs that optimise opportunities for health and quality of life as individuals or populations age. Understanding and finding solutions for the issues that face an ageing population are a research priority for I4C. Some of the issues Australians’ face include:
- How to retain mobility as individuals age? Driverless cars offer a promising alternative to traditional transport methods for older Australians.
- How do older people with multiple chronic diseases (multimorbidity) make decisions about taking medicines where competing treatment outcomes and priorities exist? Watch the video
- How can we better enable family who care for older family members but who live away from them?
- What are older Australians’ attitudes to end of life care?
- See more about our award winning work in ageing in South Australia
- Quality of Life
What is Quality of Life and how do we measure it? Quality of life the standard of health, comfort, and happiness experienced by an individual or group. We need accurate measures of quality of life for making decisions about the economic impacts of health interventions.
- Read more about our contributions to the development of the ICECAP-SCM: the wellbeing in end of life supportive care measure (pdf 2MB)
- Read more about our work in developing a quality of life measure for adolescents using best-worst scaling
- Values for the ICECAP - Supportive Care Measure (ICECAP-SCM) for use in economic evaluation at end of life
- Health System Design
How do health professionals, like dentists, make job choices over their career? We’re currently completing work developing a demand model for dentist job options in Australia.
Prof Ratcliffe is one of our experts in health, learn more about her work here.
Prof Swait is one of our experts in health, learn more about his work here.
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