Child Access to GP Services: Do User Fees Matter?
James Williams, Elizabeth Nixon, Emer Smyth, Dorothy Watson (Ed.), Cherishing All the Children Equally? Ireland 100 Years on from the Easter Rising, chapter 11, pp. 215-235
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Chapter 11 discusses healthcare use among children and the extent to which the current system of healthcare financing in Ireland leads, in particular, to differences in patterns of the use of GP services by children that are not predicted by their need for healthcare. The analysis investigates not only variations in use levels but also considers the demand implications of future policy proposals around extending free GP care to further cohorts of children.