Mark Cooper-Stanbury

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BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Australia is predominantly transmitted through injecting drug use. A reduction in the heroin supply in Australia in late 2000 and early 2001 may have impacted the number of injecting drug users (IDUs) and consequently the number of new hepatitis C infections in Australia. This paper updates estimates of HCV(More)
AIM To compare alternative survey methods for estimating (a) levels of at risk alcohol consumption and (b) total volume of alcohol consumed per capita in comparison with estimates from sales data and to investigate reasons for under-reporting. SETTING The homes of respondents who were eligible and willing to participate. PARTICIPANTS A total of 21,674(More)
Two key methodological issues underlying different methods for calculating estimates of the number of alcohol-caused deaths are identified and recommendations suggested for future work. 1. How to adjust alcohol aetiologic fractions across time and place to reflect different levels of risky drinking. A common approach is outlined for both acute and chronic(More)
AIM To understand how older Australians used Federal Government-funded aged care services in the eight years before their death. METHOD The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's Pathways in Aged Care (PIAC) database was used to examine individual patterns of aged care service use between 2002 and 2011 for the 116 481 people who died in 2010-2011(More)
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