Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has identified evidence-based holistic models of care for end-of-life and chronic disease, including mental health, as major gaps in Australia’s health system. To deliver this, structural reform through embedding research into health service delivery must be supported. Although a key recommendation of the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research (the McKeon review), this has largely not happened. Health service research underpins our ability to identify unwarranted variation in the quality, efficacy and efficiency of healthcare delivery as well as to ensure that scarce resources are optimally allocated. A self-learning/improving healthcare system can only be delivered through investment in people dedicated to this task using key infrastructure including clinical registries and clinical trial capabilities.
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