Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith

Social Research | Research Associate
Samantha Smith is a Research Associate at the ESRI. She has a PhD in Economics from Trinity College in Dublin (TCD), an MSc in Economics for Development from Oxford University, and a BA in Economics and Psychology from TCD.

Her research interests include palliative care, chronic disease management, equity in health care financing and delivery, international health financing systems, health care utilisation and access.

Samantha previously held research positions at the Overseas Development Institute (London), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Oxford University. She also worked as an ODI Fellow in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Uganda.
Contact Details:

Tel: +353 1 8632000
Email: samantha.smith@esri.ie


Latest Publications:
  • Costs of formal and informal care in the last year of life for patients in receipt of specialist palliative care
  • Economic Evaluation of Palliative Care in Ireland
  • Acute Hospital, Community, and Indirect Costs of Stroke Associated With Atrial Fibrillation
  • Towards Earlier Discharge, Better Outcomes, Lower Cost: Stroke Rehabilitation in Ireland
  • The Potential Role of Pay-for-Performance in Irish Healthcare
  • The Length of Stay of In-Patient Stroke Discharges in Irish Acute Hospitals
  • Evidence on the Cost and Cost-effectiveness of Palliative Care: A Literature Review
  • The Future Cost of Stroke in Ireland: an Analysis of the Potential Impact of Demographic Change and Implementation of Evidence-based Therapies
  • Health Economics — An International Perspective
  • Conflicting Financial Incentives in the Irish Health-Care System

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  • Programmes and Projects:
  • An inter-sectoral analysis by geographic area of the need for and the supply and utilisation of health services in Ireland
  • An inter-sectoral analysis by geographic area of the need for and the supply and utilisation of health services in Ireland
  • Stroke Rehabilitation in Ireland (Completed)
  • Economic Evaluation in Palliative Care in Ireland (Completed)

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