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



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


The Impact of Realistic and Illusory Control on Psychological Distress: A Test of the Model of Instrumental Realism
July 1, 1992 | Journal Article

Authors: Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


The Role of Sense of Control and Social Support in Mediating the Impact of Psychological Distress: a test of the hypothesis of functional substitution
January 1, 1992 | Journal Article

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


Hospital Financing Reform and Case-Mix Measurement: An International Review
January 1, 1992 | Journal Article

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


The Utilisation and Financing of Health Services in Ireland
December 1, 1991 | General Research Series

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


Los GRD en Europe: Revision de los proyectos de Investigacion y Desarrollo
January 1, 1991 | Book/Report Chapter

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


Development and Maintenance of Smoking, Drinking and other Drug Use among Dublin Post-Primary Pupils
October 1, 1990 | General Research Series

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


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


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