Journal Articles


Kim Sutherland, Jean-Frederic Levesque. Unwarranted clinical variation in health care: Definitions and proposal of an analytic framework. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2020.

Kim Sutherland, Jean-Frederic Levesque. Combining patient, clinical and system perspectives in assessing performance in healthcare: an integrated measurement framework. BMC Health Services Research. 2020.

Soumya Mazumdar, Shanley Chong, Luke Arnold, Bin Jalaludin. Spatial clusters of chronic preventable hospitalizations (ambulatory care sensitive conditions) and access to primary care. Journal of Public Health. 2020

Nasser Bagheri, Scott Pearce, Soumya Mazumdar, et. al. Identifying community chronic kidney disease risk profile utilising general practice clinical records and spatial analysis: an approach to inform policy and practice. Internal Medicine. 2020.

Lisa Corscadden, Emily J Callander, Stephanie M Topp, Diane E Watson. Disparities in experiences of emergency department care for people with a mental health condition. Emergency Care. 2020.


Nasser Bagheri, Paul Konings, Kinley Wangdi et al. Identifying hotspots of type 2 diabetes risk using general practice data and geospatial analysis: an approach to inform policy and practice. Australian Journal of Public Health. 2019


Pinzari, L., Mazumdar S., and Girosi, F. A framework for the identification and classification of homogeneous socioeconomic areas in the analysis of health care variation. International Journal of Health Geographics. 2018.

M Mofizul Islam, Ian S. McRae, Soumya Mazumdar et al. Prescription opioid dispensing in New South Wales, Australia: spatial and temporal variation. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2018


Mazumdar, S., Pinzari, L., Bagheri, N., et al. A new generation of Primary Care Service Areas or general practice catchment areas. Transactions in GIS, 21(6), 1379-1390

McGrail, M. R., Wingrove, P. M., Petterson, S. M., et al.  Measuring the attractiveness of rural communities in accounting for differences of rural primary care workforce supply. Rural Remote Health 17(2): 3925

Lim, K., van Dyk, S., Khaw, P., et al. Patterns of practice survey for brachytherapy for cervix cancer in Australia and New Zealand. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 61(5): 674-681

Brooke, M. E., Spiliopoulos, N., Collins, M. A review of the availability and cost effectiveness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management interventions in rural Australia and New Zealand. Rural Remote Health 17(3): 4017.

Peacock, A., Nielsen, S., Bruno, R., et al. Geographic Variation in Health Service Use and Perceived Access Barriers for Australian Adults with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Receiving Opioid Therapy. Pain Med 17(11): 2003-2016

Hiscock, , H., Danchin, M. H.Efron, D., et al. Trends in paediatric practice in Australia: 2008 and 2013 national audits from the Australian Paediatric Research Network. J Paediatr Child Health 53(1): 55-61.

Hong, M. K. Y., Skandarajah, A. R., Higgins, R. D., et al. International Variation in Emergency Operation Rates for Acute Diverticulitis: Insights into Healthcare Value. World J Surg 41(8): 2121-2127.

Tran, M. A., Chak-Lee, M., Bariol, S. V. Geographical variation in the management of urolithiasis in Australia. ANZ J Surg 87(6): 509-513.


Carson D, Bidargaddi N, Schrader G, Allison S, Jones GM, Bastiampillai T, Strobel J. “Geography of primary mental health care through the Better Access initiative in South Australia 2006–2010.” Australian Journal of Rural Health.

Mazumdar, S., Butler, D., Bagheri, N., et al. How useful are primary care service areas? Evaluating PCSAs as a tool for measuring primary care practitioner access. Applied Geography, 72, 47-54.


Fonseca, R, Otahal, P, Wiggins, N, Marwick, T. H. Growth and geographical variation in the use of cardiac imaging in Australia. Intern Med J. 2015 Nov;45(11):1115-27


Falster MO, Jorm LR, Douglas KA, Blyth FM, Elliott RF, Leyland AH. Sociodemographic and health characteristics, rather than primary Care Supply, are Major Drivers of Geographic Variation in Preventable Hospitalizations in Australia. Medical care 2015;53:436.

Patterson JA, Roberts CL, Isbister JP, et al. What factors contribute to hospital variation in obstetric transfusion rates? Vox Sanguinis 2015;108:37-45.


Mazumdar S, Feng X, Konings P, McRae I, Girosi F. A brief report on Primary Care Service Area catchment geographies in New South Wales Australia. International Journal of Health Geographics. 2014. 13(38). 1-8.


Lee YY, Roberts CL, Patterson JA, et al. Unexplained variation in hospital caesarean section rates. Med J Aust 2013;199:348-53.

Watson D. The National Health Performance Authority. The Medical journal of Australia 2013;198:133-.


Ilett PA, Brock KA, Graven CJ, Cotton SM, Ilett PA, Brock KA, et al. Selecting patients for rehabilitation after acute stroke: are there variations in practice? Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2010 May;91(5):788-93.


Mullins RJ, Clark S, Camargo CA, Jr. Regional variation in epinephrine autoinjector prescriptions in Australia: more evidence for the vitamin D-anaphylaxis hypothesis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009 Dec;103(6):488-95.


Filan PM, Inder TE, Anderson PJ, Doyle LW, Hunt RW, Filan PM, et al. Monitoring the neonatal brain: a survey of current practice among Australian and New Zealand neonatologists. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health 2007 Jul;43(7-8):557-9.


Barton MB, Gabriel GS, Frommer MS, Holt PE, Thompson JF. Surgical procedures for melanoma in public and private New South Wales hospitals, 2001-2002. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2006 May;76(5):318-24.


National Health Performance Authority

Australians’ experiences with access to health care in 2013–14

Compare hospitals: Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, 2013–14 data

Financial performance and relative efficiency of public hospitals in 2011–12

Interactive data for immunisation rates for children in 2012–13 and 2011–12


Medical Practice Variations

Watson D, Cresswell A. National Organisation Dedicated to Public Reporting on Hospital and Primary Care: An Australian Experience. In: Johnson A, Stukel T, eds. Medical Practice Variations: Springer US; 2015:1-15.

National Health Performance Authority

Healthy Communities: Child and maternal health in 2009–2012

Healthy Communities: Frequent GP attenders and their use of health services in 2012–13

Healthy Communities: GP care for patients with chronic conditions in 2009–2013

Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children in 2012–13

Healthy Communities: HPV immunisation rates for girls in 2013

Hospital Performance: Costs of acute admitted patients in public hospitals in 2011–12

Hospital Performance: Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections reported in  Australian public hospitals, 2013-14