Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Kessels SJM, Newton SS, Morona JK, Merlin TL. 2017 'Safety and efficacy of wireless pH monitoring in patients suspected of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: A systematic review'. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. [In Press].
Merlin TL, Hiller JE, Ryan P. 2016 'Impact of the "linked evidence approach" method on policies to publicly fund diagnostic, staging and screening medical tests. Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice, vol.1, pp.1-12
Carter, D, Vogan A & Haji Ali Afazali, H, 2016 'Governments need better guidance to maximise value for money: The case of Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee'. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, vol.14, no.4, pp.401-407.
Lopes, E, Street, J, Carter, D & Merlin, T, 2015 'Involving patients in health technology funding decisions: stakeholder perspectives on processes used in Australia'. Health Expectations, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 331-344.
Varker, T, Forbes, D, Dell, L, Weston, A, Merlin, T, Hodson, S, O'Donnell, ML, 2015 'Rapid evidence assessment: Increasing the transparency of an emerging methodology'. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 1199-1204.
Si, S, Moss, JR, Sullivan, TR, Newton, SS & Stocks, NP, 2014 'Effectiveness of general practice-based health checks: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. British Journal of General Practice, vol. 64, no. 618, pp. e47-e53.
Marcian, NJ, Merlin, TL, Bessen, T & Street, JM, 2014. 'How good is the guidance for cutaneous melanoma follow-up? A systematic review of clinical practice guidelines'. International Journal of Clinical Practice . [epub ahead of print].
Merlin, T, Tamblyn, D & Ellery, B and the INAHTA Quality Assurance Group, 2014 'What's in a name? - Results of a survey to map the different HTA products of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)'. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol. 30, no. 4, pp.1-8.
Merlin, T, Farah, C, Schubert, C, Mitchell, A, Hiller, J & Ryan, P, 2014 'The use of the 'linked evidence approach' to guide policy on the regulation and reimbursement of personalized medicines'. Personalized Medicine, vol 11, no.4, pp. 435-448.
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Morona, J, Buckley, E, Jones, S, Reddin, E & Merlin, T, 2013 'Comparison of the clinical effectiveness of different off-loading devices for the treatment of neuropathic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, vol. 29, no.3, pp.183–193.
Smithers, L, Merlin, T & Lynch, J, 2013 'The impact of industry self-regulation on television marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to Australian children'. The Medical Journal of Australia, vol.199, no.3, pp. 148–149.
Merlin, T, Lehman, S, Hiller, J & Ryan, P, 2013 'The "linked evidence approach" to assess medical tests: a critical analysis'. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care,vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 343-350.
Vreugdenburg, TD, Willis, CD, Mundy, L & Hiller, JE, 2013 'A systematic review of elastography, electrical impedance scanning, and digital infrared thermography for breast cancer screening and diagnosis'. Breast cancer research treatment, vol. 137, no. 3, pp. 665-676.
Smithers, LG, Lynch, JW & Merlin, T, 2013 'Industry self-regulation and TV advertising of foods to Australian children'. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 386-392.
Smithers, L, Merlin, T & Lynch, J, 2013 'The impact of industry self-regulation on television marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to Australian childresn [editorial]'. Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 199, no. 3, pp.148-149.
Merlin, T, Farah, C, Schubert, C, Mitchell, A, Hiller, JE & Ryan, P, 2013 'Assessing personalised medicines in Australia: A national framework for reviewing co-dependent technologies'. Medical Decision Making. vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 333-342.
Haji Ali Afzali, H, Karnon, J, Merlin & T, (2012) 'Improving the accuracy and comparability of model-based economic evaluations of health technologies for reimbursement decisions: A methodological framework for the development of reference models'. Medical Decision Making, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 313-315.
Hillier S, Grimmer-Somers K, Merlin T, Salisbury J, Tooher R & Weston A, 2011 'FORM: An Australian method for grading recommendations in evidence-based clinical guidelines'. BMC Medical Research Methodology, vol.11, no. 23, pp. 11-23.
Mundy L, Hiller JE & Merlin TL, 2011 'Letter to the Editor - The true role of horizon scanning in Australia: Who it informs and why'. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 95-98.
Watt AM, Elshaug AG, Willis CD & Hiller JE, and The ASTUTE Health Study Group, 2011 'Assisted reproductive technologies: a systematic review of safety and effectiveness to inform disinvestment policy. Health Policy, vol. 102, no. 2-3, pp. 200-213.
Willis CD, Elshaug AG, Milverton JL, Watt AM, Metz MP & Hiller JE, and The ASTUTE Health Study Group 2011 'Diagnostic performance of serum cobalamin tests: a systematic review and meta-analysis' Pathology, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 472-481.
Elshaug, AG, Hiller, JE, Moss, JR, 2009 'Exploring policy makers' perspectives on a clinical controversy: airway surgery for adult obstructive sleep apnoea', Quality and Safety in Health Care, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 397-401.
Wang S, Merlin T, Kreisz F, Craft P, Hiller JE, 2009 'Cost and cost-effectiveness of digital mammography compared with film-screen mammography in Australia'. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 430-436.
Elshaug AG, Moss JR, Littlejohns P, Karnon J, Merlin TL, Hiller JE, 2009 'Identifying existing health care services that do not provide value for money'. Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 190, no. 5,pp. 269-273.
Kreisz FP, Merlin T, Moss J, Atherton J, Hiller JE, Gericke CA, 2009 'The Pre-Test Risk Stratified Cost-Effectiveness of 64-Slice Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography in the Detection of Significant Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease in Patients Otherwise Referred to Invasive Coronary Angiography'. Heart and Lung Circulation, vol.18, no. 3, pp. 200-207.
Merlin T, Weston A, Tooher R, 2009 'Extending an evidence hierarchy to include topics other than treatment: revising the Australian 'levels of evidence'. BMC Medical Research Methodology, vol. 9, no.34.
Elshaug, AG, Hiller, JE & Moss, JR, 2008. 'Exploring Policymakers’ Perspectives on Disinvestment from Ineffective Health Care Practices'. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol. 24, no. 1, pp.1-9.
Elshaug, AG, Moss, JR, Hiller, JE & Maddern, GJ, 2008. 'Upper airway surgery should not be first line treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea in adults'. BMJ (British Medical Journal),vol. 336, no. 7634, pp. 44-45.
Elshaug, AG, Hiller, JE, Tunis, SR & Moss, JR, 2007. 'Challenges in Australian policy processes for disinvestment from existing, ineffective health care practices'. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, vol. 4, no. 23.
Elshaug, AG, Moss, JR, Southcott, A & Hiller, JE, 2007. 'Redefining success in airway surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A meta analysis and synthesis of the evidence'. Sleep, vol. 30 no.4, pp. 461-467.
Elshaug, AG, Moss, JR, Southcott, A & Hiller, JE. 'An analysis of the evidence-practice continuum: Is surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea contraindicated?'. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice,vol. 13, no.1, pp. 3-9.
Forbes, D, Creamer, M, Phelps, A, Bryant, R, McFarlane, A, Devilly, G, Matthews, L, Raphael, B, Merlin, T & Newton, S. 'The Australian guidelines for the treatment of adults with acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)'. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. vol. 41, pp. 637-648.
Elshaug, AG, Moss, JR & Southcott, A, 2005. 'Implementation of a split-night protocol to improve efficiency in assessment and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea'. Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 251-254.
Mundy, L, Merlin, T, Parrella, A, Babidge, WJ, Roberts, DE & Hiller, JE, 2005. 'The Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network'. Australian Health Review, vol. 29, pp. 395-397.
Mundy, L, Merlin, TL, Fitridge, RA & Hiller JE, 2005. 'Systematic review of endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins'. British Journal of Surgery, vol. 92, no. 10, pp. 1189-1194.
Hodgkinson, BC, Merlin, TL, Moss, JR & Hiller, JE, 2004. 'The effectiveness of intra-articular viscosupplementation for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review'. Health Care Reports, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 111-128.
Mundy, L, Merlin, TL, Maddern, GJ & Hiller, JE, 2004. 'Systematic review of safety and effectiveness of an artificial bowel sphincter for faecal incontinence'. British Journal of Surgery, vol. 91, pp. 665-672.
Parsons, JE, Merlin, TL, Taylor, JE, Wilkinson, D & Hiller, JE, 2003. 'Evidence-based practice in rural and remote clinical practice: where is the evidence?. Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 11, pp. 242-248.
Merlin, TL, Hiller, JE, Maddern, GJ, Jamieson, GG, Brown, AR & Kolbe, A, 2003. 'Systematic review of the safety and effectiveness of methods used to establish pneumoperitoneum in laparoscopic surgery'. British Journal of Surgery, vol. 90, no, 6, pp. 668-679.