Impact Stories

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 

The risk of ‘Mr Fluffy’ insulation

ACT asbestos health study: The Mr Fluffy Case 

Using data linkage to battle cancer

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

Third born: How linked data revealed who to target in vaccination campaigns

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 

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Heart surgery in octogenarians

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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

Using linked data to improve the health of people who experience incarceration


Body Mass Index

Statin use and joint symptoms

The Queensland linkage project: development and life course criminology 

Linked data in the fight against Covid-19

In the long run: How data linkage supports clinical trials

Indigenous Health and Well-being