- Key Publications
The Health Performance and Policy Research Unit assesses important end results of healthcare such as effectiveness, safety, quality, and costs. Combining clinical medicine and data science, our goal is to generate research that informs clinical and policy strategies to improve the quality of care received by Australian communities. We are particularly focused on leveraging data routinely collected by health care facilities, and advanced analytical methods, to inform health outcomes and decision-making. We also seek to develop low-cost and implementable methods to measure to measure healthcare performance and reduce unwarranted variation in care.
Our vision is a patient-centered, value-driven and transparent health system that delivers the best possible health outcomes for healthcare dollars spent. We achieve this vision through critical and innovative health services research and training, and by generating research output that both stimulates and empowers clinicians and health services to improve patient care.
Dr Isuru Ranasinghe
Position: Senior Research Fellow
Phone: +61 8 8133 4005
UoA: Isuru Ranasinghe
Position: Data Scientist
Dr Sadia Hossain
Position: Research Officer
Phone: +61 8 8222 8048
Dr Anna Ali
Position: Research Officer
Position: Research Officer
Dr Saranya Hariharaputhiran
Flinders University Honours Students
Supervisors: A/Prof Billingsley Kaambwa and A/Prof Peter Speck
Supervisors: A/Prof Peter Speck and A/Prof Billingsley Kaambwa
- National Outcomes of Common Cardiovascular Conditions
- Reducing Unwarranted Variation in Early Complications After Cardiac Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation among Australian Hospitals
- Value of Elective Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
- Outcomes of Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
- Avoidable Healthcare Costs Associated with Hospital Readmissions
Ranasinghe I, Krumholz HM. Predicting 30-Day Readmission or Death in Heart Failure: Looking beyond the C-Statistic. JAMA Cardiology ; 2016. Nov 1;1(8):965.
Ranasinghe I, Parzynski CS, Freeman JV, Dreyer RP, Ross JS, Akar JG, Krumholz HM, Curtis JP. Long-Term Risk of Device-Related Complications and Reoperations after Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy. Annals of Internal Medicine ; 2016. May 3. doi: 10.7326/M15-2732.
Ranasinghe I, Parzynski CS, Searfoss R, Montague J, Lin Z, Allen J, Vender R, Bhat K, Ross JS, Bernheim S, Krumholz HM, Drye EE. Differences in Colonoscopy Quality Among Facilities: Development of a Post-Colonoscopy Risk-Standardized Rate of Unplanned Hospital Visits. Gastroenterology; 2016 Jan;150(1):103-13.
Ranasinghe I, Barzi F, Brieger D, Gallagher M. Long-term mortality following interhospital transfer for acute myocardial infarction. Heart; 2015. Jul;101(13):1032-40.
Ranasinghe I, Wang Y, Dharmarajan K, Hsieh AF, Bernheim SM, Krumholz HM. Readmissions after Hospitalization for Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, or Pneumonia among Young and Middle-Aged Adults: A Retrospective Observational Cohort Study. PLoS Med; 2014. Sep 30;11(9):e1001737.
Air, T., Tully, P. J., Sweeney, S., & Beltrame, J. Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease and Depression. Book: Cardiovascular Diseases and Depression (editors Baune & Tully. Published by Springer) ; 2016. pp. 5-21.
Sweeney, S., Air, T., Zannettino, L., & Galletly, C. Psychosis, socioeconomic disadvantage, and health service use in South Australia: Findings from the Second Australian National Survey of Psychosis 2015. Frontiers in Public Health; 2015. 3.
Wooden, M. D., Air, T. M., Schrader, G. D., Wieland, B., & Goldney, R. D. Frequent attenders with mental disorders at a general hospital emergency department. Emergency Medicine Australasia; 2009. 21(3), 191-195.
Funding since 2013
|Chief Investigators||Granting Body||Project Title||Grant Type||Total funding Amount||Funding Period|
|Ranasinghe I||National Heart Foundation (#101186)||Leveraging Big Data to Inform Cardiovascular Healthcare Outcomes||Future Leader Fellowship||$520,000||2017 - 2020|
|Ranasinghe I, Gallagher M, Scott I||The Hospital Research Foundation||Safety, effectiveness of care and resource use among Australian hospitals (SAFER HOSPITALS)||Translational||$250,000||2018-2019|
|Ranasinghe I, Kaambwa B, Adams R||National Heart Foundation||Healthcare Costs and Resource Use associated with 30-day Hospital Readmissions among Heart Failure Patients||2017 Vanguard Grant||$75,000||2018|
|Ranasinghe I||THRF||The ORION Study||Project||$50,000||2017|
|Ranasinghe I, Beltrame J, Tavella R, Zeitz C, Mazumdar S, Cooper B||HCF Research Foundation||Reducing Unwarranted Variation in Early Complications After Cardiac Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation among Australian HospitalsÊ||Project||$250,000||2016 - 2017|
|Ranasinghe I, Carniero G, van den Hengel A, Beltrame J, Tavella R||University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Funding Scheme||Novel Applications of Machine Learning in Healthcare||Project||$25,000||2016 - 2017|
|Ranasinghe I||The University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Funding Scheme||Novel applications of machine learning in healthcare||Project Grant||$12,500||2016 - 2017|
|Ransinghe I||Tom Simpson Trust||Sleep measurement among cardiac patients||Equipment||$8,000||2016|
|Ranasinghe I, Labrosciano C||SA Hotel Care Community Grants Scheme||Impact of sleep disruption during hospitalisation on the risk of readmission||Equipment||$7,780||2016|
|Ranasinghe I||University of Adelaide Equipment Grants Scheme||High Performance Computers for the ORION study||Equipment||$7,200||2016|
|Ranasinghe I||NHMRC & Heart Foundation (co-funded)||Delivery & Performance of Cardiac Health Services||Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship||$389,000||2013 - 2016|
|Prof Renuka Visvanathan||Adelaide G-TRAC Centre, Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital||Adelaide, Australia|
|Prof Robert Adams||The Health Observatory, Flinders University||Adelaide, Australia|
|A/Prof Gustavo Carneiro||School of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide||Adelaide, Australia|
|Prof Billingsley Kaambwa||Health Economics Unit, Flinders University||Adelaide, Australia|
|A/Prof Anand Ganesan||Department of Cardiology, Flinders University||Adelaide, Australia|
|Prof Harlan Krumholz||Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale University||New Haven, USA|
|A/Prof Martin Gallagher and Dr Sradha Kotwal||The George Institute||Sydney, Australia|
|Dr Harlan Krumholz and Prof Jeptha Curtis||Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale University||New Haven, USA|
|Prof Steve Guthridge||Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University||Darwin, Australia|
|Prof David Roder||Cancer Epidemiology and Population Health, University of South Australia||Adelaide, Australia|
|A/Prof Ian Scott||Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Princess Alexandra Hospital||Brisbane, Australia|
|Dr Gerry O'Callaghan||Intensive Care Services, SA Health, CALHN||Adelaide, Australia|