The Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) is a major research facility at the University of Wollongong, established in May 2011. AHSRI brings together eight research centres, and is part of the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong (Faculty of Business).

AHSRI aims to improve the management and provision of health and community services in Australia by achieving greater equity in resource distribution, fairer access to services, better continuity within and across the health and community care sectors, and the use of evidence to assist management decision-making.

In addition to producing robust academic output, the products of the Institute include practical and expert advice to a variety of government and non-government agencies and interest groups.

AHSRI is comprised of the following research centres:

AHSRI offers an active Education Program.

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The Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC), based at the University of Wollongong (UOW), last month participated in the Bendigo Health Critical Care Datathon. It was the third time such an event had been held in Australia, with the aim of using data to provide a valuable insight into patient health care and rehabilitation. AROC is the rehabilitation national clinical quality registry for Australia and New Zealand, part of the Australian Health Services Research Initiative (AHSRI). The Datathon brought together clinicians, clinical students, and data scientists to work in teams over two days – September 8 and 9 – to ask and answer clinical questions using health system data as evidence.

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