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



A Study of New House Prices in Ireland in the Seventies
December 1, 1984 | General Research Series

Ambulatory Visit Groups: A Prospective Payment System for Out-Patient Care
November 1, 1984 | Journal Article

Authors: J Lion, A Malbon , Miriam Wiley , J Noble
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Efficiency and Control of Irish Medical Care Expenditures
November 1, 1984 | Book/Report Chapter

Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Drinking in Ireland: A Review of Trends in Alcohol Consumption, Alcohol Related Problems and Policies towards Alcohol
September 1, 1980 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: Brendan Walsh
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


The Preparation of Statistics of Sickness or Disability in Ireland
January 1, 1979 | Journal Article

Authors: Roy C Geary, M Dempsey
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Validity of Indices of Alcoholism
January 1, 1973 | Journal Article

Authors: Brendan Walsh
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Pharmaceutical Services in Ireland
May 1, 1970 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: Peter Kaim-Claudle
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Ophthalmic Services in Ireland
January 1, 1970 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: Peter Kaim-Claudle, A O'Toole
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Dental Services in Ireland
October 1, 1969 | Broadsheet Series

Authors: Peter Kaim-Claudle
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Hospital Beds in Ireland
January 1, 1969 | Journal Article

Authors: Peter Kaim-Claudle
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


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