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Health and Quality of Life

Research in this area focuses on policy issues critical to improving population health outcomes and promoting quality of life for people in Ireland. Key issues include appropriate financing models to deliver high-quality health care and identifying the causes of persistent inequalities in healthcare outcomes across socioeconomic groups.

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New ESRI research examines the cost of extending free GP care to the whole population

This research found that extending free GP care to all in 2026 would cost the State between €381 million and €881 million.

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Hippocrates Model

The Hippocrates Model was developed at the ESRI in a programme of research funded by the Department of Health. The Model provides base year estimates and projections of healthcare demand, capacity and expenditure for selected Irish health and social care services.

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Health services

Download publications related to health and healthcare in Ireland.

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Work-related illness and injury

Research has examined the incidence of work-related injuries and illnesses, including stress, across a number of sectors in Ireland.

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Sport in Ireland

Download a number of publications related to sport, including participation levels, health benefits and player welfare.