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IMPACT: Health and Welfare Division: report 2002-2003.

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Abstract

The Government published its ten-year health strategy, Quality and fairness: A health\ud system for you, in November 2001. It contained ambitious targets to improve services\ud and reduce inequalities with far-reaching proposals on everything from bed numbers to\ud hospital admissions, new arrangements for local primary care, health prevention, hospital\ud development, and reviews of existing structures. IMPACT welcomed·the strategy but said\ud it would be judged on how successfully it achieved equity in health service delivery.\ud When the strategy was published the Govemment has said its implementation would\ud depend on future economic conditions. Since then, the worsening budgetary climate has\ud placed a major question mark over Quality and Fairness, and dampened expectations of\ud improved services. It has become difficult to align the vision contained in the health\ud strategy - on service quality, equity, and people management - with the attitude adopted\ud by the Government over the last year

Topics: HEALTH STRATEGY, QUALITY, PRIMARY CARE, SOCIAL POLICY
Publisher: IMPACT Information Office
Year: 2003
OAI identifier: oai:www.lenus.ie:10147/575296

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