Two ESRI health research papers shortlisted for Miriam Hederman O'Brien prize 2022
Two ESRI health research papers 'Home support services in Ireland: Exchequer and distributional impacts of funding options' and Universal Primary Care in Ireland: Cost and Workforce Implications were shortlisted for the Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize by the Foundation for Fiscal Studies.
Home support services in Ireland: Exchequer and distributional impacts of funding options
This report examines funding options for a new home support scheme for individuals aged 65 and older. It finds that the design of such contributions greatly impacts the percentage of expenditure covered by recipients and the distributional impacts.
Read more key findings here.
Universal Primary Care in Ireland: Cost and Workforce Implications
Government policy in Ireland has identified the introduction of a universal primary healthcare system as a priority. This study examined the potential expenditure and workforce implications of introducing universal GP and community-based nurse care in 2018. The analysis estimated that providing universal entitlement to GP and community-based nurse services in 2018 would increase total healthcare expenditure by between 1.1 per cent and 1.4 per cent. An estimated additional 521 GPs and 1,500 community-based nurses would be required to meet the additional demand associated with a universal system and to address existing unmet needs.
Read the Journal Article here.