Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd

Conjoint Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Professor Gibberd is internationally recognised for his work in measuring health processes and outcomes and the use of data to monitor trends in quality over time. He has served as the Director of the Hunter Health Statistics Unit and Director of the Health Services Research Group (HSRG) at the University of Newcastle. In both roles he has contributed extensively to delivering data reports for States on quality, admission rates, readmission rates and evaluation of health services, as well as supervising health researchers and statistical and programming staff. Through his key role in developing and designing statistical methodology to assess practice he was one of the principle investigators of the groundbreaking study Quality in Australian Health Care published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) in 1995, establishing a baseline for the incidence of adverse events in health care resulting in many improvements in the Australian health care system.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide

Keywords

  • Biostatistics
  • Health Care
  • Quality improvement for health care

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 35
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified 20
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 45

Professional Experience

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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Pawsey M, Low L, Robinson M, Gibberd RW, National Report on Health Services Accreditation Performance 2003 and 2004, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, Ultimo, 67 (2005) [A2]
2004 Gibberd RW, Richards K, Determining the potential to improve quality of care: 5th Edition ACHS clinical indicator results for Australia and New Zealand 1998-2003, The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards 2004, Sydney, Australia (2004) [A2]
2003 Maxwell C, Kay R, Heidi E, Louise V, Gibberd RW, Hancock SJ, et al., Determining the Potential to Improve Quality of Care, Australian Council on Health Standards, Ultimo Sydney, 198 (2003) [A2]
2000 Gibberd RW, Hancock SJ, Martin AD, Ng SW, Gore A, Halpin SJ, et al., Determining the Potential to Improve the Quality of Care in Australian Health Care Organisations. Results from the ACHS Clinical Indicator Data 1998 and 1999, The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, Ultimo, 178 (2000) [A1]
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Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2004 Gibberd RW, Eckstein G, 'Population based funding and resource allocation formulae', Health Care: Financial Management, Elsevier Australia, Sydney, Australia (2004) [B1]
1999 Wilson RM, Gibberd RW, Hamilton J, Wilson B, 'Safety of healthcare in Australia: adverse events to hospitalized patients', Medical mishaps. Pieces of the puzzle, Open University Press, USA 95-106 (1999) [B1]
1998 Wilson R, Gibberd RW, Hamilton JD, Harrison B, 'Safety of health care in Australia: adverse events to hospitalised patients', Medical Mistakes: Pieces of the Puzzle, Open University Press (1998) [B1]

Journal article (82 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Hamilton JD, Gibberd RW, Harrison BT, 'After the Quality in Australian Health Care Study, what happened?', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 201 23-23 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.5694/mja14.00615
2014 Collopy BT, Bichel-Findlay JM, Woodruff PWH, Gibberd RW, 'Clinical indicators in surgery: a critical review of the Australian experience', ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 84 42-46 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/ans.12004
2012 Wilson RM, Michel P, Olsen S, Gibberd RW, Vincent C, El-Assady R, et al., 'Patient safety in developing countries: Retrospective estimation of scale and nature of harm to patients in hospital', BMJ (Online), 344 1-14 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 26
2010 Braithwaite J, Greenfield D, Westbrook J, Pawsey M, Westbrook M, Gibberd RW, et al., 'Health service accreditation as a predictor of clinical and organisational performance: A blinded, random, stratified study', Quality & Safety in Health Care, 19 14-21 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/qshc.2009.033928
Citations Scopus - 46Web of Science - 39
2009 Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman A, 'Adverse events in five surgical procedures', Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 14 145-155 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/14777270910952306
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2009 Stark HE, Maxwell CN, Gibberd RW, 'Interventions to circumvent intensive care access block: A retrospective 2-year study across metropolitan Melbourne', Medical Journal of Australia, 191 292 (2009) [C3]
2008 Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman A, 'Predictors of adverse events in surgical admissions in Australia', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 20 406-411 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/intqhc/mzn032
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2008 Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman A, 'Measuring compliance with surgical antibiotic protocols: An intervention', Clinical Governance, 13 296-304 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/14777270810912996
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2008 Agho KE, Dibley MJ, D'Este CA, Gibberd RW, 'Factors associated with haemoglobin concentration among Timor-Leste children aged 6-59 months', Journal of Health Population and Nutrition, 26 200-209 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Catherine Deste
2008 Yu XQ, O'Connell DL, Gibberd RW, Abrahamowicz M, Armstrong BK, 'Misclassification of colorectal cancer stage and area variation in survival', International Journal of Cancer, 122 398-402 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ijc.23043
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13
2008 D'Este CA, Attia JR, Brown AM, Gibson RE, Gibberd RW, Tavener MA, et al., 'Cancer incidence and mortality in aircraft maintenance workers', American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 51 16-23 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ajim.20540
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Meredith Tavener, John Attia, Catherine Deste
2008 Yu XQ, O'Connell DL, Gibberd RW, Armstrong BK, 'Assessing the impact of socio-economic status on cancer survival in New South Wales, Australia 1996-2001', Cancer Causes & Control, 19 1383-1390 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10552-008-9210-1
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 28
2006 Yu XQ, O'Connell DL, Gibberd RW, Coates AS, Armstrong BK, 'Trends in survival and excess risk of death after diagnosis of cancer in 1980-1996 in New South Wales, Australia', International Journal of Cancer, 119 894-900 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ijc.21909
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 16
2006 Braithwaite J, Westbrook J, Pawsey M, Greenfield D, Naylor J, Iedema R, et al., 'A prospective, multi-method, multi-disciplinary, multi-level, collaborative, social-organisational design for researching health sector accreditation [LP0560737]', BMC Health Services Research, 6 10 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-6-113
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 36
2005 Yu XQ, O'Connell DL, Gibberd RW, Armstrong BK, 'A population-based study from New South Wales, Australia 1996-2001: Area variation in survival from colorectal cancer', European Journal of Cancer, 41 2715-2721 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ejca.2005.05.018
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19
2005 McGrath DR, Leong DC, Gibberd RW, Armstrong B, Spigelman AD, 'Surgeon and hospital volume and the management of colorectal cancer patients in Australia', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 75 901-910 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2005.03543.x
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23
2005 Gibberd RW, 'Performance measurement: is it now more scientific? (editorial)', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 17 185-186 (2005) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3
2004 Yu X, O'Connell DL, Gibberd RW, Smith DP, Dickman PWG, Armstrong B, 'Estimating regional variation in cancer survival: a tool for improving cancer care', Cancer Causes & Control, 15 611-618 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1023/B:CACO.0000036165.13089.e8
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 20
2004 Gibberd RW, Hancock SJ, Howley PP, Richards K, 'Using indicators to quantify the potential to improve the quality of health care', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 16 i37-i43 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/intqhc/mzh019
Citations Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Peter Howley
2004 Sibbritt DW, Gibberd RW, 'The Effective Use of a Summary Table and Decision Tree Methodology to Analyze Very Large Healthcare Datasets', Health Care Management Science, 7 163-171 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1023/B:HCMS.0000039379.32963.9e
2004 Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman AD, 'Complications after discharge for surgical patients', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74 92-98 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1046/j.1445-2197.2003.02922.x
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2004 Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman AD, 'Re: Complications after discharge for surgical patients', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 74 805-807 (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2003 Howley PP, Gibberd RW, 'Using hierarchical models to analyse clinical indicators: a comparison of the gamma-Poisson and beta-binomial models', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 15 319-329 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/intqhc/mzg044
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Peter Howley
2003 McGrath DR, Gibberd RW, Spigelman AD, 'Appropriateness of Surgery for Patients With Symptomatic Gallstones', A N Z Journal of Surgery, 73 A38 (2003) [C3]
2003 Simpson J, Evans N, Gibberd RW, Heuchan A, Henderson-Smart D, 'Analysing differences inclinical outcomes between hospitals', Quality and Safety in Health, 12 257-262 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/qhc.12.4.257
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25
2003 Yu X, O'Connell DL, Gibberd RW, Smith D, Armstrong B, 'Cancer survival, incidence and mortality by area health service in NSW 1994-2000', The Cancer Council of NSW, 1-99 (2003) [C3]
2002 Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman AD, 'Adverse events in surgical patients in Australia', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 14(4) 269-276 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/intqhc/14.4.269
Citations Scopus - 175Web of Science - 130
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2001 Parkinson L, Sanson-Fisher RW, Perkins JJ, McClintock A, Howley P, Gibberd RW, 'Effect of a community action program on adult quit smoking rates in rural Australian towns: the CART project', Preventive Medicine, 32 118-127 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Peter Howley, L Parkinson, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2000 Gibberd RW, Rae LC, 'Survival of patients with colorectal cancer detected by a community screening program - In reply', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 172 517-518 (2000)
2000 Rae L, Gibberd RW, 'Survival of patients with colorectal cancer detected by a community screening program', Medical Journal of Australia, 172 13-15 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2000 Weingart SN, Wilson RM, Gibberd RW, Harrison B, 'Epidemiology of medical error', WESTERN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 172 390-393 (2000)
DOI 10.1136/ewjm.172.6.390
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 11
2000 Weingart SN, Wilson RM, Gibberd RW, Harrison B, 'Epidemiology of medical error', BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 320 774-777 (2000)
DOI 10.1136/bmj.320.7237.774
Citations Scopus - 335Web of Science - 221
2000 Bellamy S, Gibberd RW, Hancock L, Howley PP, Kenne, Klar N, et al., 'Analysis of dichotomous outcome data for community intervention studies', Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 9 135-159 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Peter Howley, L Parkinson
2000 Gibberd RW, Pathmeswaran A, Burtenshaw K, 'Using clinical indicators to identify areas for quality improvement', Journal of Quality in Clinical Practice, 20 136-144 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 15
2000 Thomas E, Studdert D, Runciman W, Webb R, Sexton E, Wilson R, et al., 'A comparison of iatrogenic injury studies in Australia and the USA I: context, methods, casemix, population, patient and hospital characteristics', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 12 371-378 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 99Web of Science - 72
1999 Wilson RM, Harrison BT, Gibberd RW, Hamilton JD, 'An analysis of the causes of adverse events from the Quality in Australian Health Care Study', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 170 411-415 (1999)
Citations Scopus - 200Web of Science - 155
1998 Coory M, Gibberd RW, 'New Measures for Reporting the Magnitude of Small-area Variation in Rates', Statistics in Medicine, 17 2625-2634 (1998) [C1]
1997 Dickman PW, Gibberd RW, Hakulinen T, 'Estimating potential savings in cancer deaths by eliminating regional and social class variation in cancer survival in the Nordic countries', JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, 51 289-298 (1997)
DOI 10.1136/jech.51.3.289
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28
1996 Wilson RM, Runciman WB, Gibberd RW, Harrison BT, Hamilton JD, 'The quality in Australian health care study', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 164 316-317 (1996)
1996 Wilson RM, Runciman WB, Gibberd RW, Harrison BT, Hamilton JD, 'Quality in Australian Health Care Study', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 164 754-754 (1996)
Citations Web of Science - 17
1995 Fahey PP, Gibberd RW, 'Monitoring postoperative pulmonary embolisms in Australia .1. Variation between hospitals', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE, 7 373-380 (1995)
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
1995 Fahey PP, Gibberd RW, 'Monitoring postoperative pulmonary embolisms in Australia .2. Variation within hospitals', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE, 7 381-389 (1995)
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
1995 Wilson RM, Runciman WB, Gibberd RW, Harrison BT, Newby L, Hamilton JD, 'The Quality in Australian health care study', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 163 458-471 (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 1086
1994 Webb GR, Redman S, Hennrikus DJ, Kelman GR, Gibberd RW, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The relationships between high-risk and problem drinking and the occurrence of work injuries and related absences', Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 55 434-446 (1994)

A review of studies on the relationship between alcohol and work injuries revealed that the evidence is contradictory and that many of the studies contain methodological flaws. Th... [more]

A review of studies on the relationship between alcohol and work injuries revealed that the evidence is contradictory and that many of the studies contain methodological flaws. The present study aimed to determine whether there are relationships between problem drinking and high alcohol consumption and outcomes such as work injuries and related absences. The sample consisted of 833 employees at an industrial worksite. Problem drinking was measured by the Mortimer-Filkins test, while alcohol consumption was measured by a 7-day retrospective diary. Work injury data were obtained from medical reports completed at the worksite medical center, while absences data were obtained from company records. Chi-square analyses revealed significant relationships between problem drinking and work injuries and injury-related absences, but not between high alcohol consumption and work injuries and related absences. Logistic regression analysis revealed that no variables were significant predictors of work injuries. However, when uninjured subjects were excluded, a second analysis revealed that Mortimer-Filkins test scores, recent stressful life events, age and job satisfaction were significant predictors of two or more injuries. Injured subjects were almost twice as likely to have two or more injuries if they had high numbers of recent stressful life events and low levels of job satisfaction. Logistic regression analysis revealed that age, Mortimer-Filkins test categories and job satisfaction significantly predicted injury-related absences. Problem drinkers were 2.7 times more likely to have injury-related absences than non-problem drinkers, and subjects with low levels of job satisfaction were 2.2 times more likely than others to have injury-related absences. The implications of the results for workplace alcohol policies and programs are discussed.

Citations Scopus - 70
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1993 Hardes G, Gibberd RW, 'Understanding variation: the key to cost reduction and quality improvement.', Australian clinical review / Australian Medical Association [and] the Australian Council on Hospital Standards, 13 17-22 (1993)

Analyses of acute hospital services in Australia reveal geographic differences in the rates of utilization. In order to meet the important challenge of improving the quality of se... [more]

Analyses of acute hospital services in Australia reveal geographic differences in the rates of utilization. In order to meet the important challenge of improving the quality of services it is necessary to understand the nature and causes of the variation in these utilization measures. This paper provides examples of the variation in admission rates and lengths of stay for selected procedures in Australian States and shows that the length of stay is related to the variation in admission rates. It concludes that a greater understanding of both the admission and discharge processes is necessary to improve quality and produce cost savings.

Citations Scopus - 5
1991 WEBB GR, REDMAN S, GIBBERD RW, SANSONFISHER RW, 'THE RELIABILITY AND STABILITY OF A QUANTITY-FREQUENCY METHOD AND A DIARY METHOD OF MEASURING ALCOHOL-CONSUMPTION', DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE, 27 223-231 (1991)
DOI 10.1016/0376-8716(91)90005-J
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1991 O'Connor SJ, Gibberd RW, West P, 'Patient satisfaction with day surgery.', Australian clinical review / Australian Medical Association [and] the Australian Council on Hospital Standards, 11 143-149 (1991)

OBJECTIVE: To assess patient satisfaction with day surgery facilities in New South Wales public hospitals. METHOD: One hundred and fifty patients from each of 8 day surgery units ... [more]

OBJECTIVE: To assess patient satisfaction with day surgery facilities in New South Wales public hospitals. METHOD: One hundred and fifty patients from each of 8 day surgery units were asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire to assess satisfaction with their day surgery experience, including details on their admission, care and postoperative course. The questionnaire responses were anonymous and there was no follow-up of non-respondents. RESULTS: The overall response rate to the questionnaire was 37.3%. There was considerable variation in response rates across hospitals, ranging from a low of 14.7% to a high of 52.7%. Three procedures accounted for 55% of responses: endoscopies of the gastrointestinal tract (21.7%), gynaecological procedures (18.3%) and eye procedures (16.3%). Day surgery was generally well accepted. Of all the respondents, 78.4% would recommend day surgery to others and 94.2% would recommend the day surgery unit that they used. Respondents found their day surgery experience to be as they had expected or less worrying than expected in 87.0% of cases. The proportion requiring hospital readmission in the seven day postoperative period was 2.7%. The survey showed that the units operated quite differently in two aspects of day surgery provision: the scheduling of patient admissions; and post-discharge contact with patients to check on their recovery.

Citations Scopus - 17
1990 HELLER RF, DOBSON AJ, STEELE PL, ALEXANDER HM, ALROOMI K, MALCOLM JA, GIBBERD RW, 'LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY AFTER ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 20 558-563 (1990)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1990.tb01313.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 7
1990 WEBB GR, REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER RW, GIBBERD RW, 'COMPARISON OF A QUANTITY-FREQUENCY METHOD AND A DIARY METHOD OF MEASURING ALCOHOL-CONSUMPTION', JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL, 51 271-277 (1990)
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 40
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1990 WILSON RM, GIBBERD RW, MAYHEW LD, 'RESOURCE-ALLOCATION AND PLANNING IN HEALTH-CARE SYSTEMS', ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 22 1657-1665 (1990)
DOI 10.1068/a221657
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
1990 WILSON RM, GIBBERD RW, 'ALLOCATING RESOURCES BETWEEN HEALTH-CARE REGIONS - CATCHMENT POPULATIONS AND ALLOCATING FOR EQUITY', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 49 333-347 (1990)
DOI 10.1016/0377-2217(90)90404-Y
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
1990 DOBSON AJ, ALEXANDER HM, ALROOMI K, GIBBERD RW, HELLER RF, MALCOLM JA, STEELE PL, 'METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN INTERPRETING TRENDS IN MONICA EVENT RATES', REVUE D EPIDEMIOLOGIE ET DE SANTE PUBLIQUE, 38 397-402 (1990)
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 11
1990 WILSON RM, GIBBERD RW, 'COMBINING MULTIPLE CRITERIA FOR REGIONAL RESOURCE-ALLOCATION IN HEALTH-CARE SYSTEMS', MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER MODELLING, 13 15-27 (1990)
DOI 10.1016/0895-7177(90)90068-X
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
1988 DOBSON AJ, ALEXANDER HM, ALROOMI K, GIBBERD RW, HELLER RF, LEEDER S, et al., 'CORONARY EVENTS IN THE HUNTER REGION OF NEW SOUTH-WALES, AUSTRALIA - 1984-1986', ACTA MEDICA SCANDINAVICA, 84-89 (1988)
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 3
1988 DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, LEEDER S, ALEXANDER HM, YOUNG AF, LLOYD DM, 'ISCHEMIC HEART-DISEASE IN THE HUNTER REGION OF NEW-SOUTH-WALES, AUSTRALIA, 1979-1985', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 128 106-115 (1988)
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Anne Young
1987 REDMAN S, SANSONFISHER RW, WILKINSON C, FAHEY PP, GIBBERD RW, 'AGREEMENT BETWEEN 2 MEASURES OF ALCOHOL-CONSUMPTION', JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL, 48 104-108 (1987)
Citations Scopus - 52Web of Science - 86
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1987 COCKBURN J, GIBBERD RW, REID AL, SANSONFISHER RW, 'DETERMINANTS OF NONCOMPLIANCE WITH SHORT-TERM ANTIBIOTIC REGIMENS', BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 295 814-818 (1987)
Citations Scopus - 115Web of Science - 150
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1986 ALEXANDER HM, BALDING DJ, DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, LLOYD DM, LEEDER S, 'RISK-FACTORS AND HEART-DISEASE MORTALITY - A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 144 20-22 (1986)
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 17
1986 MAYHEW LD, GIBBERD RW, HALL H, 'PREDICTING PATIENT FLOWS AND HOSPITAL CASE-MIX', ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 18 619-638 (1986)
DOI 10.1068/a180619
Citations Web of Science - 15
1985 DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, LEEDER S, OCONNELL DL, 'OCCUPATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN ISCHEMIC HEART-DISEASE MORTALITY AND RISK-FACTORS IN AUSTRALIA', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 122 283-290 (1985)
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 55
1985 HARDES G, GIBBERD RW, LAM P, CALLCOTT R, DOBSON AJ, LEEDER S, 'EFFECTS OF RANDOM BREATH TESTING ON HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS OF TRAFFIC-ACCIDENT CASUALTIES IN THE HUNTER HEALTH REGION', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 142 625-626 (1985)
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
1984 GIBBERD RW, DOBSON AJ, DUVEFLOREY C, LEEDER S, 'DIFFERENCES AND COMPARATIVE DECLINES IN ISCHEMIC-HEART-DISEASE MORTALITY AMONG SUBPOPULATIONS IN AUSTRALIA, 1969-1978', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 13 25-31 (1984)
DOI 10.1093/ije/13.1.25
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 45
1984 LEEDER S, DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, FLYNN SJ, 'ATTACK AND CASE FATALITY RATES FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION IN THE HUNTER REGION (NSW) 1979', COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES, 8 141-141 (1984)
1984 DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, OCONNELL DL, LEEDER S, SHEEHAN TP, 'OCCUPATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN CARDIOVASCULAR RISK-FACTORS AND MORTALITY IN AUSTRALIA', COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES, 8 263-263 (1984)
1984 GIBBERD RW, HALL J, HALL N, GIBBS C, 'IMPACT OF INCREASED BED SUPPLY ON HOSPITAL UTILIZATION IN SYDNEY', COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES, 8 265-265 (1984)
Citations Web of Science - 1
1984 GIBBERD RW, LAM P, CALLCOTT R, DOBSON AJ, LEEDER S, HARDES G, 'EFFECT OF RANDOM BREATH TESTING ON HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS DUE TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NSW', COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES, 8 265-265 (1984)
Citations Web of Science - 1
1984 DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, LEEDER S, 'ON DEATH CERTIFICATION AND CODING FOR ISCHEMIC-HEART-DISEASE - REPLY', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 119 650-650 (1984)
1984 Dobson AJ, Gibberd RW, Leeder SR, 'The authors reply', American Journal of Epidemiology, 119 650-650 (1984)
1984 LEEDER S, GIBBERD RW, DOBSON AJ, LLOYD DM, 'DECLINING MORTALITY-RATES FROM ISCHEMIC-HEART-DISEASE IN AUSTRALIA', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 14 388-394 (1984)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1984.tb03601.x
Citations Web of Science - 24
1984 CALLCOTT R, DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, LEEDER S, 'ANTIHYPERTENSIVE TREATMENT, BODY-MASS, AND SURVIVAL AFTER MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 141 419-421 (1984)
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 4
1984 GIBBERD RW, 'SURVIVAL ANALYSIS FOR CASE SERIES DATA AND DISEASE REGISTRIES', MEDICAL AND PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY, 12 282-282 (1984)
1983 DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, LEEDER S, 'DEATH CERTIFICATION AND CODING FOR ISCHEMIC-HEART-DISEASE IN AUSTRALIA', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 117 397-405 (1983)
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 53
1983 WALSH PK, GIBBERD RW, 'A PROBABILITY ANALYSIS OF SOME SPATIAL INTERACTION MODELS', TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART B-METHODOLOGICAL, 17 193-200 (1983)
DOI 10.1016/0191-2615(83)90014-0
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
1983 LEEDER S, DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, FLYNN SJ, 'ATTACK AND CASE FATALITY RATES FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION IN THE HUNTER REGION OF NEW-SOUTH-WALES, AUSTRALIA, IN 1979', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 118 42-51 (1983)
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 22
1981 DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, WHEELER DJ, LEEDER S, 'AGE-SPECIFIC TRENDS IN MORTALITY FROM ISCHEMIC-HEART-DISEASE AND CEREBROVASCULAR-DISEASE IN AUSTRALIA', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 113 404-412 (1981)
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 62
1981 WALSH PK, JEFFERSON TR, GIBBERD RW, SCOTT CH, 'MODELS FOR FORECASTING RESIDENTIAL POPULATIONS - THE GEOMETRIC-PROGRAMMING APPROACH', REGIONAL STUDIES, 15 521-531 (1981)
DOI 10.1080/09595238100185461
Citations Scopus - 1
1980 DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, LEEDER S, 'MORTALITY IN THE HUNTER REGION, NEW-SOUTH-WALES, 1970 TO 1977', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 1 122-124 (1980)
Citations Web of Science - 2
1980 MORGAN TO, ADAMS WR, HODGSON M, GIBBERD RW, 'FAILURE OF THERAPY TO IMPROVE PROGNOSIS IN ELDERLY MALES WITH HYPERTENSION', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 2 27-31 (1980)
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 88
1980 WALSH PK, GIBBERD RW, 'DEVELOPMENTS OF AN ENTROPY MODEL FOR RESIDENTIAL LOCATION WITH MAXIMUM ZONAL POPULATION CONSTRAINTS', ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 12 1253-1268 (1980)
DOI 10.1068/a121253
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 6
1980 DOBSON AJ, GIBBERD RW, LEEDER S, 'EXCESS MORTALITY IN THE HUNTER REGION OF AUSTRALIA', SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE PART D-MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY, 14 169-173 (1980)
DOI 10.1016/0160-8002(80)90059-3
Citations Web of Science - 3
1979 GIBBERD RW, LEWIS H, 'PROPERTIES OF AGGREGATED MARKOV-CHAINS', ADVANCES IN APPLIED PROBABILITY, 11 277-278 (1979)
DOI 10.2307/1426808
1977 LIJPHART A, GIBBERD RW, 'THRESHOLDS AND PAYOFFS IN LIST SYSTEMS OF PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL RESEARCH, 5 219-244 (1977)
DOI 10.1111/j.1475-6765.1977.tb01289.x
Citations Web of Science - 50
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2006 Spigelman AD, Kable AK, Gibberd RW, 'Results of an intervention to improve compliance with prophylactic antibotic protocols for elective surgery', ANZ Journal of Surgery, Australia (2006) [C3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2003 Spigelman AD, Gibberd RW, Kable AK, 'What happens to patients after discharge?', ANZ Journal of Surgery, Australia (2003) [C3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable
2000 Kable AK, Gibberd RW, Spigelman AD, 'Adverse events in nine common elective surgical procedures', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, Australia (2000) [C3]
Co-authors Ashley Kable

Report (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Smith AN, Low L, Leigh L, O'Connor L, Yen D, Lord D, et al., 'Australasian Clinical Indicator Report 2005-2012', Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, 128 (2013) [R1]
2011 Gibberd RW, Hancock SJ, 'Australasian Clinical Indicator Report: 2003-2010', Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, 104 (2011) [R1]
2008 Gibberd RW, Hancock SJ, Chuang S, Hennessy D, Maxwell C, Stark H, Zhang P, 'Australasian Clinical Indicator Report: 2001-2007: Determining the Potential to Improve Quality of Care', Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, 611 (2008) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 15
Total funding $2,064,224

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20091 grants / $717,940

Effectiveness of continuing medical education and feedback in altering diabetes outcomes at a population level. A RCT$717,940

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor Leon Piterman, Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd, Associate Professor Jonathan Shaw
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190619
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20061 grants / $15,000

The effectiveness of inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation in the Hunter$15,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Kerry Inder, Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186105
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20051 grants / $2,400

22nd International Conference for Quality in Health Care, 25-28 October 2005$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185759
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $10,000

Testing the robustness of newly developed reporting and analyses methods for clinical indicator data$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Peter Howley, Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183404
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $2,500

(1)International Conference (2)International Conference of the International Society of Quality in Health Care. USA (1)Oct 17-19 (2)Nov 2-5 2003$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183264
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $2,200

ISQua 5th International Summit on Indicators, Paris France 4-5 November 2002$2,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182310
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $181,944

Impact of alternative funding methods on the efficiency and equity of hospital care in Australia.$180,500

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd
Scheme Strategic Research Development Committee (Consultancy/Tender)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180583
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care 12th Annual Conference, Melbourne 7-8 June 2001$1,444

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181003
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19992 grants / $109,000

Evidence-Based Indicators for Improving the Quality of Health Care Provision in General Practice.$100,000

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Dr David Jeacocke, Emeritus Professor Richard Heller, Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178746
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Statistical methods for exploring and analysing massive datasets.$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd, Keith Dear, Mr Alan Gore, Dr Gita Mishra
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178208
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19981 grants / $42,500

Surgical Adverse Events Study, 1998$42,500

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd, Conjoint Professor Allan Spigelman, Associate Professor Ashley Kable
Scheme Ministerial Advisory Committee - Quality in Health Care
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177915
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

19971 grants / $2,966

Gibberd - Hancock - Prof Louise M Ryan - 4/8-29/8/97$2,966

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Lynne Parkinson, Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd, Professor Louise Ryan
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0177545
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19932 grants / $958,451

Australian Study on Adverse Patient Outcomes - A CONSULTANCY CONTRACT$908,250

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd
Scheme Research & Development Grant (RADGAC)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0173367
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

CASEMIX Study Grant.$50,201

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd
Scheme Research & Development Grant (RADGAC)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0174291
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19911 grants / $19,323

Evaluation Of Medicare Incentive - Day Surgery$19,323

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd
Scheme Research & Evaluation Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0173972
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed10
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 Investigation into the Effectiveness of Construction Interventions on the Performance of Emergency Departments Within NSW Health
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2007 The Family as Health Producer in Indonesia: An Examination Using the Grossman Model and its Extensions
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
2007 AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators Applied to Australian Hospital Data
Epidemiology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
2007 Monitoring Quality in Australian General Practice
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
2005 Analysing and reporting clinical indicator data using hierarchical models
Statistics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2004 Measurement and Prevention of Adverse Events in High Volume Elective Surgical Procedural Groups in an Acute Hospital Setting
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2004 A Study of the Variation in Utilisation Rates Between Areas in NSW for 231 Procedures, 1989-1996
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
2004 Community-Based Evidence about the Health Care System in Rural Vietnam
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2003 The Development of a Methodology to Project Hospital Utilisation in NSW
Statistics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2003 The Implementation of Methods for Improving District Health Management (MIDHM) and the Identification of Customer Needs and Satisfaction with the Quality of Services. A Case Study of the Jambi and the Banyumas District in Indonesia
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
2002 A Decision Tree Approach to Analysing Very Large Datasets
Statistics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
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Conjoint Professor Robert Gibberd

Position

Conjoint Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email robert.gibberd@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 38239
Fax 38148

Office

Room DMB363
Building David Maddison Building
Location David Maddison Clinical Sciences Building

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