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



Measuring Activity and Costs in Irish Hospitals: A Study of Hospital Case Mix
January 1, 1990 | General Research Series

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


Patient Classification Systems: Overview of Applications and Experimentation in Europe
January 1, 1990 | Book/Report Chapter

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


Hospital Budgeting and Financing Using DRGs
January 1, 1989 | Book/Report Chapter

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


Performance Measurement in Hospitals: The Application of Diagnosis Related Groups
January 1, 1989 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Miriam Wiley, R Leidl
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Financing the Health Care System: Is Private Financing an Alternative?
October 1, 1988 | Policy Research Series

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


Disability Benefit Reform: Rationalisation or Subsidisation?
March 1, 1988 | Policy Research Series

Authors: Gerry Hughes
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Taxation, Welfare and Pensions


Computerisation of Medical Data in Hospital Services including University Hospitals: Co-ordinated Medical Research Programme, 1985
January 1, 1988

Authors: F Roger, Miriam Wiley , T Ruijs , R Hansen , V Pakarinen
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


DRGs as a Basis for Prospective Payment
January 1, 1988 | Journal Article

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


Family Planning Services in Ireland with Particular Reference to Minors
December 10, 1986 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Kathleen O'Higgins
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Social Inclusion and Equality


Smoking, Drinking and Other Drug Use Among Dublin Post-Primary School Pupils
November 1, 1986 | General Research Series

Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Social Inclusion and Equality


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