[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/402764]
Prof Les Irwig
Prof Glenn Salkeld
Prof Jonathan Craig
Prof Petra Macaskill
Brief description This program, run by an established team with skills in public health, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and behavioural science addresses the under-researched issues of whether, when and how to use medical tests. The elements of the program follow the sequence in which testing is often done: for screening (early detection), for diagnosis on which to base treatment decisions, and for monitoring the effects of treatment. A common approach throughout is the identification of the benefits and harms of testing and assessing their trade-off; how benefits weigh up against harms. This research is relevant to all partners in healthcare, (consumers, clinicians and policy-makers), who currently are being tested or using tests without being fully informed about the accuracy and effects of these tests.
Funding Amount $AUD 6,705,456.18
Funding Scheme Programs