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Ireland: health system review

By David McDaid, Miriam Wiley, Anna Maresso and Elias Mossialos

Abstract

The Health system profiles (HiTs) are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of health systems and of policy initiatives in progress or under development. HiTs examine different approaches to the organization, financing and delivery of health services and the role of the main actors in health systems. They also describe the institutional framework, process, content, and implementation of health and health care policies, highlighting challenges and areas that require more in-depth analysis. Sections include: Geography and sociodemography; Political and economic context; Health status; Organizational structure; Decentralization and centralization; Patient empowerment; Health care financing; Health expenditure; Population coverage; Pooling; Purchasing; Payment mechanisms; Regulation and planning; Physical and human resources; Provision of services; Public health; Primary care; Hospital care; Emergency care; Social care; Palliative care; Mental health care; Dental care; Pharmaceuticals; Health care reforms; Assessment of the health system

Topics: RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:32687
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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