The WA Iron Centre is committed to tailoring the most up-to-date evidence to your individual circumstances to achieve the best possible health outcomes. Thanks to a very dedicated band of researchers across the world there is now a growing body of evidence surrounding iron deficiency but much more needs to be done.
Research has several objectives, the first of which is to gather evidence that supports and guides the most appropriate treatment. We need to know what works and when. Ultimately this should lead to better health outcomes not only for the individuals but for the wider community.
Iron deficiency is a significant health issue affecting more than ¼ of the world’s population. More research is still needed, including the collection of better data, analysing current treatment and critically evaluating the implementation and delivery of health services.
The research in the area of iron deficiency has been limited to date because the focus has generally been on the management of anaemia and localised to hospital-based practice. The vast majority of patients with an iron deficiency do not attend hospitals but rather reside in the primary care sector and the issues important to them are somewhat different.
It is necessary to establish a better evidence base in the primary care population. The WA Iron Centre is committed to supporting research that contributes to better health outcomes amongst patients. Therefore, we hope to collect data from a patient with their consent to contribute to this process. We will engage in various research projects which will be overseen by a research advisory council. The WA Iron Centre will contribute some of its profits to this process, but we require more resources and funding and any donations from individuals or corporations are more than welcome.