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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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Introduction of a Statutory Home Support scheme likely to increase demand for Home Support

A statutory scheme for the financing and regulation of home support services is a key Sláintecare reform proposal. An Economic and Social Research Institute report entitled “Demand for the Statutory Home Support Scheme” is the first of three research projects funded by the Department of Health to inform the development of a home support scheme.

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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 and healthcare

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.