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We have an extensive record of producing health technology assessments for RACS and our clients. Recent examples of systematic reviews, rapid reviews, horizon scanning and peer-reviewed publications are provided below. In addition, we also publish fit-for-purpose research and reports for patient's information.

Systematic reviews

Rapid reviews

Horizon scanning reports

Peer-reviewed publications

Conferences and presentations

Other reports

Latest publications

Concurrent or overlapping surgery.  RACS Report, June 2017.

Clinical Governance Frameworks. RACS Report, May 2017.

Guideline reference document for conducting effective Morbidity and Mortality meetings for Improved Patient Care.  RACS Report, April 2017.

Same-day surgery for femoral, inguinal and umbilical hernia repair in adults. RACS and Medibank Private Limited Report, February 2017.

Ma, N, Duncan, JK, Scarfe, AJ, Schuhmann, S, Cameron, AL. Clinical safety and effectivness of transversus abdominal plane (TAP) block in post-operative analgesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Anesthesia. 2017 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28271227 

Duncan, JK, Ma, N, Vreugdenburg, TD, Cameron, AL, Maddern, G. Gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI for the characterization of hepatocellular carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2017; 45(1):281-90. PMID: 27299482

Lambert, R, Vreugdenburg, TD, Marlow, N, Scott, NA, McGahan, L, Tivey, D. Practical applications of rapid review methods in the development of Australian health policy. Australian Health Review. 2016 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27467219

Stem cell therapy in Surgery RACS Report, November 2016.

Vreugdenburg, TD, Ma, N, Duncan, JK, Riitano, D, Cameron, AL, Maddern, GJ. Comparative diagnostic accuracy of hepatocyte-specific gadoxetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) enhanced MR imaging and contrast enhanced CT for the detection of liver metastases: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 2016; 31(11):1739-49. PMID: 27682648

Last update: 06-06-2017