Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare (IEBH)
The Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare works to improve health care by developing better communication between clinicians and researchers, and a clearer understanding of the causes of, and solutions to, gaps between research evidence and its application in practice. Current research projects focus on four big neglected problems in health care: antibiotic resistance; overdiagnosis; non-drug treatments; and waste in research. This research is supported by our work on the development of methods, tools, and capacity. The key areas of focus include: the applicability of treatments to individuals, the effectiveness of diagnostic and disease monitoring processes, and the cognitive processes underpinning clinicians’ decisions about diagnosis and treatment.
- Organisation type
- University Research Centre
- Australian Research Centre of Excellence – Headquarters
- Australian Research Centre of Excellence – Partner Organisation
- Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
Bond University, 14 University Drive - Health Science and Medicine - Building 5, Gold Coast QLD 4229
Strengths and capabilities
- Evidence based practice
- Antibiotic resistance
- Non drug treatment
- Waste in research
- Professor Paul Glasziou—Identifying and removing the barriers to using high quality research in everyday clinical practice
- Professor Chris Del Mar—Internationally expert in respiratory viruses and helped develop the World Health Organisation's swine flu (H1N1) guidelines
- Professor Tammy Hoffmann—co-Director of the Australasian EQUATOR centre; author of 'Evidence-Based Practice across the Health Professions'
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