SHARE - Sustainability in Healthcare by Allocating Resources Effectively (current)

The SHARE project aims to establish a rigorous evidence-based process for the introduction of safe, effective and cost-effective technologies, as well as cessation or limitation of harmful, ineffective or inefficient procedures. The main components of the project are:

  • establishing organisation-wide structures and processes for evidence-based decision-making
  • piloting projects in evidence-based disinvestment
  • improving decision-maker’s access to evidence

The Victorian Department of Health has committed funding for this project over a three year period. The aim is to replicate this project in other Victorian health services.

Monash Health hosted a national workshop on ‘Health Technology Disinvestment: tests, drugs and clinical practice' in Melbourne on 27 August 2009.  The workshop report can be downloaded here (summary, part 1: report and part 2: appendices).

As part of the 'access to evidence' component of the project, an Evidence Dissemination Service has been developed and was made available to all Monash Health staff in October 2010.