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DSM staff profile

Associate Professor Sarah Derrett

PositionDirector, Injury Prevention Unit
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsBA MPH PhD(Otago)
Research summaryHealth services researcher focused on health systems and person-reported health and disability outcomes.
TeachingPUBH203, PUBH714
MembershipsEuroQol Research Foundation Scientific Committee (2001 - present)
Bowel Cancer New Zealand Exceutive (2010 - present)

Research

As Director of the Injury Prevention Research Unit (IPRU) much of Sarah's research is focused on injury. For example, she led the Health Research Council of New Zealand funded Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study (2007-2013) and now leads the Subsequent Injury Study (with Dr Helen Harcombe, Ms Gabrielle Davie, and Dr Emma Wyeth) which was funded by the HRC in 2015. She is the New Zealand principal investigator on the Bandung Neurosurgery Department Patient Outcomes Project, which is based at Professor Arifin's neurosurgery department at Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung, Java, Indonesia (with Dr Ahmad Faried, Dr Agung Budi Sutiono, Dr Sue McAllister, Dr Ari Samaranayaka, and a wider research team).

She is an investigator with Dr Martin Sullivan (Massey University) on the Longitudinal Spinal Cord Injury Outcome study, which is currently following people with SCI in New Zealand to 6 years post-SCI. She is an investigator on several other HRC, NHMRC, and MAA-funded projects investigating health and well-being outcomes for people experiencing a range of health conditions (for example end stage kidney disease, stroke, and motor vehicle crashes). She is also undertaking research with colleagues at The University of Chicago investigating integrated care and diabetic services in the US.

Additional details

She was the New Zealand 2011-12 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow, based at The University of Chicago (US), undertaking research into care integration. Her research collaborattions continue with the University of Chicago. She has been a member of the EuroQol Scientific Committee since 2001, and has used the EQ-5D as a measure of general health status in many cross-sectional and longitudinal studies.

Publications

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Hill, P. C., & Gauld, R. (2016). Governance challenges in the Nepalese primary health care system: Time to focus on greater community engagement? International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 31, 167-174. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2290

Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Collaborators, including Bhala, N., Crump, J. A., Poulton, R. G., & Derrett, S. (2015). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet, 386(9995), 743-800. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60692-4

Gabbe, B. J., McDermott, E., Simpson, P. M., Derrett, S., Ameratunga, S., Polinder, S., … Harrison, J. E. (2015). Level of agreement between patient-reported EQ-5D responses and EQ-5D responses mapped from the SF-12 in an injury population. Population Health Metrics, 13, 14. doi: 10.1186/s12963-015-0047-z

Harcombe, H., Langley, J., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2015). Functional status following injury: What recovery pathways do people follow? Injury, 46(7), 1275-1280. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.04.004

Haagsma, J. A., Graetz, N., Bolliger, I., Naghavi, M., Higashi, H., Mullany, E. C., … Derrett, S., … Phillips, M. R. (2016). The global burden of injury: Incidence, mortality, disability-adjusted life years and time trends from the Global Burden of Disease study 2013. Injury Prevention, 22, 3-18. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041616

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Gauld, R., & Hill, P. C. (2017). Why service users do not complain or have 'voice': A mixed-methods study from Nepal's rural primary health care system. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), 81. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2034-5

Wilson, S. J., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2017). Two years after injury: Prevalence and early post-injury predictors of ongoing injury-related problems. Quality of Life Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1521-9

McAllister, S., Ganefianty, A., Faried, A., Sutiono, A. B., Sarjono, K., Melia, R., … Derrett, S. (2017). The Bandung neurosurgery patient outcomes project, Indonesia (Part I): Methods, participant characteristics, and pre-discharge outcomes. International Journal of Health Planning & Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2408

Sutiono, A. B., Faried, A., McAllister, S., Ganefianty, A., Sarjono, K., Arifin, M. Z., & Derrett, S. (2017). The Bandung neurosurgery patient outcomes project, Indonesia (Part II): Patient pathways and feasibility and acceptability of telephone follow-up. International Journal of Health Planning & Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2406

Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2017). Prevalence and predictors of disability for Māori 24 months after injury. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12657

Lovell, S., Walker, R. J., Schollum, J. B. W., Marshall, M. R., McNoe, B. M., & Derrett, S. (2017). To dialyse or delay: A qualitative study of older New Zealanders' perceptions and experiences of decision-making, with stage 5 chronic kidney disease. BMJ Open, 7(3), e014781. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014781

Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Hill, P. C., & Gauld, R. (2016). Governance challenges in the Nepalese primary health care system: Time to focus on greater community engagement? International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 31, 167-174. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2290

Haagsma, J. A., Graetz, N., Bolliger, I., Naghavi, M., Higashi, H., Mullany, E. C., … Derrett, S., … Phillips, M. R. (2016). The global burden of injury: Incidence, mortality, disability-adjusted life years and time trends from the Global Burden of Disease study 2013. Injury Prevention, 22, 3-18. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041616

Firth, M. J., Sharples, K. J., Hinder, V. A., Macapagal, J., Sarfati, D., Derrett, S. L., … Atmore, C., Keating, J. P., Jeffery, M., … Jackson, C. G. C. A., & Findlay, M. P. N. (2016). Methods of a national colorectal cancer cohort study: The PIPER Project. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1440), 25-36. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Harcombe, H., Davie, G., Derrett, S., Abbott, H., & Gwynne-Jones, D. (2016). Equity of publicly-funded hip and knee joint replacement surgery in New Zealand: Results from a national observational study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1442), 8-18. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gabbe, B. J., Lyons, R. A., Simpson, P. M., Rivara, F. P., Ameratunga, S., Polinder, S., Derrett, S., & Harrison, J. E. (2016). Disability weights based on patient-reported data from a multinational injury cohort. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 94(11), 806-816C. doi: 10.2471/blt.16.172155

Lilley, R., Derrett, S., & Davie, G. (2015). Is work organisation associated with work status 3 months after injury? Results from a case-control study of New Zealand workers. Work, 51(4), 849-854. doi: 10.3233/wor-141974

Gabbe, B. J., McDermott, E., Simpson, P. M., Derrett, S., Ameratunga, S., Polinder, S., … Harrison, J. E. (2015). Level of agreement between patient-reported EQ-5D responses and EQ-5D responses mapped from the SF-12 in an injury population. Population Health Metrics, 13, 14. doi: 10.1186/s12963-015-0047-z

Harcombe, H., Langley, J., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2015). Functional status following injury: What recovery pathways do people follow? Injury, 46(7), 1275-1280. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.04.004

Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Collaborators, including Bhala, N., Crump, J. A., Poulton, R. G., & Derrett, S. (2015). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet, 386(9995), 743-800. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60692-4

GBD 2013 DALYs, and HALE Collaborators, including Bhala, N., Crump, J. A., Derrett, S., & Poulton, R. G. (2015). Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthly life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: Quantifying the epidemiological transition. Lancet, 386(10009), 2145-2191. doi: 10.1016/ S0140-6736(15)61476-3

Wilson, R., Derrett, S., Hansen, P., & Langley, J. D. (2014). Costs of injury in New Zealand: Accident Compensation Corporation spending, personal spending and quality-adjusted life years lost. Injury Prevention, 19(2), 124-129. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2011-040252

Cammock, R. D., Derrett, S., & Sopoaga, F. (2014). An assessment of an outcome of injury questionnaire using a Pacific model of health and wellbeing. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1388). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/127-1388/5963/content.pdf

Wilson, R., Hansen, P., Langley, J., & Derrett, S. (2014). A comparison of injured patient and general population valuations of EQ-5D health states for New Zealand. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 12, 21. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-12-21

Langley, J., Lilley, R., Samaranayaka, A., & Derrett, S. (2014). Work status and disability trajectories over 12 months after injury among workers in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1390). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/127-1390/6016/content.pdf

Harcombe, H., Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., & Wilson, S. (2014). Factors predictive of subsequent injury in a longitudinal cohort study. Injury Prevention, 20(6), 393-400. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041183

Gabbe, B. J., Lyons, R. A., Harrison, J. E., Rivara, F. P., Ameratunga, S., Jolley, D., … Derrett, S. (2014). Validating and Improving Injury Burden Estimates Study: The Injury-VIBES study protocol. Injury Prevention, 20(3), e4. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2013-040936

Maclennan, B., Wyeth, E., Davie, G., Wilson, S., & Derrett, S. (2014). Twelve-month post-injury outcomes for Māori and non-Māori: Findings from a New Zealand cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(3), 227-233. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12228

Harcombe, H., Herbison, G. P., McBride, D., & Derrett, S. (2014). Musculoskeletal disorders among nurses compared with two other occupational groups. Occupational Medicine, 64(8), 601-607. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqu117

Gabbe, B. J., Simpson, P. M., Lyons, R. A., Ameratunga, S., Harrison, J. E., Derrett, S., … Davie, G., & Rivara, F. P. (2014). Association between the number of injuries sustained and 12-month disability outcomes: Evidence from the Injury-VIBES Study. PLoS ONE, 9(12), e113467. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113467

Derrett, S., Gunter, K. E., Nocon, R. S., Quinn, M. T., Coleman, K., Daniel, D. M., … Chin, M. H. (2014). How 3 rural safety net clinics integrate care for patients: A qualitative case study. Medical Care, 52(11 (Suppl. 4)), S39-S47. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000191

Nocon, R. S., Gao, Y., Gunter, K. E., Jin, J., Casalino, L. P., Quinn, M. T., Derrett, S., … Chin, M. H. (2014). Associations between medical home characteristics and support for patient activation in the safety net: Understanding differences by race, ethnicity, and health status. Medical Care, 52(11 (Suppl. 4)), S48-S55. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000198

Jagnoor, J., Blyth, F., Gabbe, B., Derrett, S., Boufous, S., Dinh, M., … Cameron, I. D. (2014). Factors influencing social and health outcomes after motor vehicle crash injury: An inception cohort study protocol. BMC Public Health, 14, 199. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-199

McAllister, S., Derrett, S., Davie, G., & McGee, R. (2014). Injury characteristics and EQ-5D as predictors of personal wellbeing after injury. International Journal of Wellbeing, 4(2), 19-31. doi: 10.5502/ijw.v4i2.2

Derrett, S., Cousins, K., & Gauld, R. (2013). A messy reality: An analysis of New Zealand's elective surgery scoring system via media sources, 2000-2006. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 28(1), 48-62. doi: 10.1002/hpm.2127

McAllister, S., Derrett, S., Audas, R., Herbison, P., & Paul, C. (2013). Do different types of financial support after illness or injury affect socio-economic outcomes? A natural experiment in New Zealand. Social Science & Medicine, 85, 93-102. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.02.041

Coggan, D., Ntani, G., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., Barrero, L. H., … Harcombe, H., … Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., & Gray, A. (2013). Disabling musculoskeletal pain in working populations: Is it the job, the person, or the culture? Pain, 154(6), 856-863. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.02.008

Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., Hokowhitu, B., & Samaranayaka, A. (2013). Indigenous injury outcomes: Life satisfaction among injured Māori in New Zealand three months after injury. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 11, 120. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-11-120

Maclennan, B., Wyeth, E., Hokowhitu, B., Wilson, S., & Derrett, S. (2013). Injury severity and 3-month outcomes among Māori: Results from a New Zealand prospective cohort study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1379). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/126-1379/5760/content.pdf

Walker, R., Derrett, S., Campbell, J., Marshall, M. R., Henderson, A., Schollum, J., Williams, S., & McNoe, B. (2013). Dialysis outcomes in those aged ≥ 65 years. BMC Nephrology, 14, 175. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-14-175

Mauiliu, M., Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Sopoaga, F., Kokaua, J., & Davie, G. (2013). Pacific peoples three months after injury: A comparison of outcomes between Pacific and non-Pacific participants in a NZ cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(5), 463-469. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12124

Paul, C., Derrett, S., McAllister, S., Herbison, P., Beaver, C., & Sullivan, M. (2013). Socioeconomic outcomes following spinal cord injury and the role of no-fault compensation: Longitudinal study. Spinal Cord, 51, 919-925. doi: 10.1038/sc.2013.110

Derrett, S., Wilson, S., Samaranayaka, A., Langley, J., Wyeth, E., Ameratunga, S., Lilley, R., Davie, G., & Mauiliu, M. (2013). Prevalence and predictors of disability 24-months after injury for hospitalised and non-hospitalised participants: Results from a longitudinal cohort study in New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e80194. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080194

Polinder, S., Haagsma, J. A., Lyons, R. A., Gabbe, B. J., Ameratunga, S., Cryer, C., Derrett, S., … van Beeck, E. F. (2012). Measuring the population burden of fatal and nonfatal injury. Epidemiologic Reviews, 34(1), 17-31. doi: 10.1093/epirev/mxr022

Wilson, R., Derrett, S., Hansen, P., & Langley, J. (2012). Retrospective evaluation versus population norms for the measurement of baseline health status. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 10, 68. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-10-68

Vos, T., Flaxman, A. D., Naghavi, M., Lozano, R., Michaud, C., Ezzati, M., … Derrett, S., … Grainger, R., … Merriman, T. R., … Taylor, W. J., … Thomson, W. M., … Murray, C. J. L. (2012). Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet, 380(9859), 2163-2196. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61729-2

Cammock, R. D., Derrett, S., Davie, G., Langley, J., & Sopoaga, F. (2012). Injury to Pacific people in New Zealand: Pre-injury characteristics and early health outcomes: Results from a cohort study. Australasian Epidemiologist, 19(2), 17-21.

Derrett, S., Davie, G., Ameratunga, S., Wyeth, E., Colhoun, S., Wilson, S., Samaranayaka, A., Lilley, R., Hokowhitu, B., Hansen, P., & Langley, J. (2011). Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study: Recruitment, and participant characteristics, health and disability status. Injury Prevention, 17(6), 415-418. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2011-040044

Derrett, S., & Colhoun, S. (2011). Being a quantitative interviewer: Qualitatively exploring interviewers' experiences in a longitudinal cohort study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11, 165. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-11-165

Derrett, S., Darmody, M., Williams, S., Rutherford, M., Schollum, J., & Walker, R. (2010). Older peoples' satisfaction with home-based dialysis. Nephrology, 15(4), 464-470. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2010.01286.x

Wyeth, E. H., Derrett, S., Hokowhitu, B., Hall, C., & Langley, J. (2010). Rangatiratanga and Ōritetanga: Responses to the Treaty of Waitangi in a New Zealand study. Ethnicity & Health, 15(3), 303-316. doi: 10.1080/13557851003721194

Derrett, S., Bevin, T. H., Herbison, P., & Paul, C. (2009). Access to elective surgery in New Zealand: Considering equity and the private and public mix. International Journal of Health Planning & Management, 24(2), 147-160. doi: 10.1002/hpm.978

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Journal - Research Other

Derrett, S., Harcombe, H., Wyeth, E., Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., Hansen, P., … Sullivan, T., Wilson, S., & Barson, D. (2016). Subsequent Injury Study (SInS): Improving outcomes for injured New Zealanders. Injury Prevention. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042193

Derrett, S., Beaver, C., Sullivan, M. J., Herbison, G. P., Acland, R., & Paul, C. (2012). Traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord impairment in New Zealand: Incidence and characteristics of people admitted to spinal units [Brief report]. Injury Prevention, 18, 343-346. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2011-040266

Derrett, S. (2011). Screening for colorectal cancer: Taking New Zealand from 'among the worst' to 'the best'? [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1331). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1331/4587/content.pdf

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