Dr Kim-Huong Nguyen

Senior Evaluator

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine
kim.h.nguyen@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65342

Overview

I apply health economic theories and methods to understand the social and economic values of health and social care and draw policies that improve the values of services (through improving quality and operational efficiency) and achieve equal distribution of service access and utilisation, especially for the disadvantaged groups.

My current research activities cover evaluating interventions and health outcomes in the older population and people with brain injury and cognitive impairment and measurement of efficiency and equity in the health and social care sectors. I work closely with researchers from multiple backgrounds, from engineers to medical professionals and artists, industries partners, advocates and consumers of health and social care services.

I became an Atlantic Fellow in Equity in Brain Health in 2020. My host institution is the Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).

Research Impacts

My highlighted project in the pandemic year of 2020 is a study that evaluates the quality and efficiency of the residential aged care sector in Australia. This project develops a composite quality index for the sector and benchmarks individual facilities by their quality and efficiency performance. The research findings and recommendations contribute to the Final Recommendations prepared by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (due in February 2021).

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of International Economics and Finance, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Total economic value (TEV) is an all-encompassing framework that is used by economists to identify and categorize ecological and environmental benefits. This PhD project looks into the feasibility to adapt the framework into health.

  • Vietnam is emerging as a middle-income country, with a longer life expectancy and a rising burden of non-communicable diseases. Recent studies highlight the need for a new, integrated model of care to improve dementia prevention, care, treatment and support in Vietnam. This PhD project looks into the core outcomes to evaluate dementia interventions in Vietnam, including measuring the health and quality of life outcomes and resource utilisation for dementia care.

  • Vietnam is emerging as a middle-income country, with a longer life expectancy and a rising burden of non-communicable diseases. Recent studies highlight the need for a new, integrated model of care to improve dementia prevention, care, treatment and support in Vietnam. This PhD project aims to understand the economic burden of dementia in this content. The project will contain a series of studies that might include a survey on healthcare and social care utilisations, informal care arrangement, an inventory of sectors that provide dementia care services, how dementia care is financing publicly and privately in Vietnam.

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Publications

Book

Journal Article

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Total economic value (TEV) is an all-encompassing framework that is used by economists to identify and categorize ecological and environmental benefits. This PhD project looks into the feasibility to adapt the framework into health.

  • Vietnam is emerging as a middle-income country, with a longer life expectancy and a rising burden of non-communicable diseases. Recent studies highlight the need for a new, integrated model of care to improve dementia prevention, care, treatment and support in Vietnam. This PhD project looks into the core outcomes to evaluate dementia interventions in Vietnam, including measuring the health and quality of life outcomes and resource utilisation for dementia care.

  • Vietnam is emerging as a middle-income country, with a longer life expectancy and a rising burden of non-communicable diseases. Recent studies highlight the need for a new, integrated model of care to improve dementia prevention, care, treatment and support in Vietnam. This PhD project aims to understand the economic burden of dementia in this content. The project will contain a series of studies that might include a survey on healthcare and social care utilisations, informal care arrangement, an inventory of sectors that provide dementia care services, how dementia care is financing publicly and privately in Vietnam.