Health and Quality of Life

Research in this area addresses complex policy issues critical to improving population health outcomes and promoting quality of life for people in Ireland. A team of multidisciplinary researchers provide policymakers with reliable data and analysis to inform the development of effective policy responses to the most pressing issues facing the healthcare system today.

Key issues addressed include the necessity of devising appropriate financing models to deliver high-quality care and identifying the causes of persistent inequalities in healthcare outcomes across socioeconomic groups. Research also focuses on informing sustainable, cost-effective responses to the 21st Century challenges of a growing and ageing population and rapidly changing technologies in the healthcare sector.

For decades, researchers at the ESRI have conducted analysis dedicated to shaping more effective policy on health and quality of life and have produced publications on a wide range of significant topics. Recent publications in this area have addressed issues such as the costs of universal health insurance, workplace safety and utilisation of healthcare services by older people.


Main Publications in Health and Quality of Life Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



Audit: the research framework
January 1, 1994 | Journal Article

Authors: Miriam Wiley
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Charging for Public Health Services in Ireland: Why and How?
November 1, 1993 | Policy Research Series

Authors: Brian Nolan
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Taxation, Welfare and Pensions


Unemployment and Health
October 1, 1993 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Brian Nolan, Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Labour Markets and Skills


Alcohol Use in Ireland: Some Economic and Social Implications
September 1, 1993 | General Research Series

Authors: Denis Conniffe, Danny McCoy
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


General Practitioner Visiting Rates in Ireland by Entitlement Category
September 1, 1993 | Journal Article

Authors: Brian Nolan
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Equity in the Finance and Delivery of Health Care in 10 Countries: Ireland
January 1, 1993 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Brian Nolan
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Costing Hospital Case-Mix: The European Experience
January 1, 1993 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Miriam Wiley
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


The Role of Social Support in Mediating the Psychological Consequences of Economic Stress
January 1, 1993 | Journal Article

Authors: Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Social Inclusion and Equality


The Role of Income, Life-Style Deprivation and Financial Strain in Mediating the Impact of Unemployment on Psychological Distress: Evidence from the Republic of Ireland
December 1, 1992 | Journal Article

Authors: Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Labour Markets and Skills | Social Inclusion and Equality


Care Provision and Cost Measurement: Dependent Elderly People at Home and in Geriatric Hospitals
December 1, 1992 | General Research Series

Authors: John Blackwell, E O'Shea , Geraldine Moane , P Murray
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Migration, Integration and Demography


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