Irish hospital expenditure beyond the era of COVID-19

On Wednesday 3 March, the ESRI will host a virtual policy conference which will examine issues relating to expenditure on acute hospital care in Ireland. Findings from recent ESRI research, undertaken as part of the ESRI Research Programme in Healthcare Reform, which is funded by the Department of Health, will be presented.

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Programme

09:00

Welcome

Alan Barrett (ESRI)

09:10

Opening Address

Muiris O’Connor (Department of Health)

Session 1: Projections of public hospital expenditure: findings from the Hippocrates Model

Chair: Brian Turner (UCC)

09:25

Understanding the drivers of hospital expenditure

Conor Keegan (ESRI)

09:50

Macroeconomic and demographic drivers of public hospital expenditure

Adele Bergin (ESRI)
 

10:05

Projections of expenditure for public hospitals in Ireland, 2018 to 2035

Conor Keegan (ESRI)

10:30

Questions & answers

10:45

Break

Session 2: Features of Irish healthcare expenditure: a closer look

Chair: Robert Watt (Department of Health)

11:00

Paying more to wait less: The cost of reducing Ireland’s public hospital waiting lists

Aoife Brick (ESRI)

11:20

How does Irish healthcare expenditure compare internationally?

Maev-Ann Wren (ESRI)

11:40

Questions and answers

11:55

Reflections & close of conference

Robert Watt (Department of Health)

12:15

Close