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Blanchard, Megan B.

Research Fellow (Applied Statistics)

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Australian Health Services Research Institute

Overview


Megan Blanchard is a Research Fellow (Applied Statistics) who joined AHSRI in 2010 after working at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Since joining AHSRI, Megan has been part of the core team working on the development of classifications such as the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG) classification v7.0 and Australian National Subacute and Non-Acute Patient (AN-SNAP) classification v4.0.

Megan also has experience in health outcome measurement – she was the statistician for the electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC) for 7 years and is now responsible for the statistical components of the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC). 

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2017 ePPOC across the epochs
    2013 Australian refined diagnosis related groups: version 7.0: definitions manual volume one
    2015 Occupational engagement among community dwelling older people: a time-geographic perspective
    Published in   Health Promotion International

Research Overview


  • Megan has a research interest in the following;
    • chronic pain
    • palliative care
    • overservicing in the health system
    • measuring patient outcomes
    • visual display of quantitative data
    • classification development

Selected Publications


Top Publications


    Year Title
    2017 ePPOC across the epochs
    2013 Australian refined diagnosis related groups: version 7.0: definitions manual volume one
    2015 Occupational engagement among community dwelling older people: a time-geographic perspective
    Published in   Health Promotion International

Research Overview


  • Megan has a research interest in the following;
    • chronic pain
    • palliative care
    • overservicing in the health system
    • measuring patient outcomes
    • visual display of quantitative data
    • classification development

Selected Publications


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