Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare

Established in 2010 as the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice (CREBP) we have now transitioned into the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare in 2019.

The transition from Centre to Institute will give us greater ability to provide advisory services that will help people think about ways to provide sustainable, evidence-based healthcare, and how research can better inform policy and practice.

The transition will also help us to increase our impact, partnerships and translational project opportunities in addition to the development of new educational programs, such as the Master of Healthcare Innovations. Being the first of its kind in Australia, the new Master’s targets a diverse cohort of health professionals, who want to be systems thinkers and problem solvers while using research-based evidence to deliver value and high-quality healthcare in the 21st century.

The Institute will continue to deliver world-class research, engagement and training that will serve as a national and international resource for scholars, clinicians, system leaders, patients and families in the implementation of evidence-based clinical care. The effective integration of research into practice will contribute to the health and healthcare of Australians and influence health policy, improve global health outcomes and continue to enhance Bond University as a leading private and independent University.

Our research focus

Our research focus will continue to address big, neglected problems in healthcare and assist health systems to provide appropriate care that is patient-centred and where the benefits and harms are weighted up, informed by evidence and enables patients to make evidence-informed health decisions that are congruent with their values and preferences.

Antibiotic resistance >

Overdiagnosis >

Neglected non-pharmaceutical treatments >

Waste in medical research >

Key achievements

Overdiagnosis and overtreatment
We were awarded a $9.6M NHMRC program grant: "Using healthcare wisely: reducing inappropriate use of tests and treatments: to understand and reduce the problem of overdiagnosis, overtreatment and low-value care.

Neglected non-pharmaceutical treatments
In 2013 we initiated, with the RACGP, the Handbook of Non-Drug Interventions (HANDI) that aims to make ‘prescribing’ a non-drug therapy as easy and precise as writing a prescription.

Antibiotic resistance in primary care
In 2019 we were awarded a $2.5M Centre of Research Excellence in Minimising Antibiotic Resistance in the Community (CRE-MARC) grant to translate and extend the work in antibiotic resistance.

Waste in medical research
We estimated that avoidable design flaws, non-publication, and inadequate reporting result in an over 85% avoidable waste, equivalent to $100Billion per year.

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Your support will give us greater ability to provide services that will help people think about providing sustainable, evidence-based healthcare and how research can greater influence policy and practice.

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