ESRI Research Series

Projections of expenditure for public hospitals in Ireland, 2018–2035, based on the Hippocrates Model

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December 16, 2020
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New research from the ESRI provides projections of expenditure for public acute hospital and adult acute psychiatric in-patient services in Ireland for the years 2018–2035. These projections are based on new ESRI projections for population and economic growth, both of which consider the impact of COVID-19. A range of alternative projections are presented reflecting alternative assumptions about population growth, trends in health and life expectancy, policy change, and costs. The report contains the most comprehensive mapping of Irish public hospital expenditure to have been published.

This report is launched alongside the reports : The Survey and Statistical report "Utilisation of public acute hospital services in Ireland — baseline analysis for the Hippocrates model" and the Working Paper "Paying more to wait less: Estimating the cost of reducing Ireland’s public hospital waiting lists."