ESRI Research Bulletin

Insurance status and waiting times for hospital-based services in Ireland

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September 8, 2020
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The aim of this paper is to analyse waiting times in Ireland for hospital services for patients with and without private health insurance and to examine whether the 2008 reform reduced the differential in waiting.