An Economics Study of Specialized Radiology Practices

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Roland Bammer Personal web page
Prof Patricia Desmond Personal web page

Project Details

The purpose of this research project is to investigate the benefits of economies of scale in specialized radiology practices. Students will be collecting independent data and integrating them into a multi-factor model to study their impact on key performance indicators and economic outcome factors of specialized radiology practices in U.S. and Australia vis-a-vis general radiology practices as functions of patient flow, case mix/complexity and reimbursement model.

Students will be working in a brand-new research facility at the Royal Melbourne Hospital together with clinicians, scientists and MBAs/economists. Part of the research work may involve also travel within Australia and to the U.S. (e.g. Stanford University, UCSF), thus the student must be allowed to travel (i.e. no restrictions to obtain a short-term visa). Active participation in publication in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and preparation of business case publications is expected.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Key Contact

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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