Impact Stories

Impact Stories

In Australia and overseas, research using linked data has had a significant impact on health services. To learn more about the role of data linkage, both in health research and related areas, we invite you to read our featured impact stories. 


Children's Health

Breast cancer

Cancer survival

Colorectal cancer

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Mortality and cancer incidence among male volunteer Australian firefighters 

ACT asbestos health study: The Mr Fluffy Case 

Children's health

Long term benefits for Fontan procedure

Influence of early childhood burns on school performance: An Australian population study 

Accidental drug poisonings in young children

Women's Health

Heart and cardiovascular disease

Post-natal screening for diabetes

Women and teenagers most at risk of paracetamol overdose

Does infant feeding method impact maternal mental health?

The association of emergency department presentations in pregnancy with hospital admissions for postnatal depression (PND) 

Mental health in mothers 

Click here to watch our short video on mental health in mothers

Heart surgery in octogenarians

Click here to watch our short video on heart surgery




Australia’s border hopping hospital hot spots

Hospital wait times

Cross border hospital use

Longevity after cataract surgery

Hip fracture

Elective surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm

Prisoner Health


Prisoners' health

Self-harm following release from prison

Body Mass Index

Statin use and joint symptoms

The Queensland linkage project: development and life course criminology 

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PHRN COVID-19 Offering

Our network remains open. The network is interoperable & can source expertise, technology & data from around the country. Our expert staff are highly qualified & experienced in linkage of patient data, including population-based administrative data as well as linkage of research cohort data.

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Our next Linkage Luminaries webinar will be taking place on Wednesday 28 April at 12noon AEST, 11.30am ACST, 10am AWST with Professor John Lynch and Dr Rhiannon Pilkington from the University of Adelaide.