Health and Quality of Life

Research in this area addresses complex policy issues critical to improving population health outcomes and promoting quality of life for people in Ireland. A team of multidisciplinary researchers provide policymakers with reliable data and analysis to inform the development of effective policy responses to the most pressing issues facing the healthcare system today.

Key issues addressed include the necessity of devising appropriate financing models to deliver high-quality care and identifying the causes of persistent inequalities in healthcare outcomes across socioeconomic groups. Research also focuses on informing sustainable, cost-effective responses to the 21st Century challenges of a growing and ageing population and rapidly changing technologies in the healthcare sector.

For decades, researchers at the ESRI have conducted analysis dedicated to shaping more effective policy on health and quality of life and have produced publications on a wide range of significant topics. Recent publications in this area have addressed issues such as the costs of universal health insurance, workplace safety and utilisation of healthcare services by older people.


Main Publications in Health and Quality of Life Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



Conditional Terms and Criteria for Assessment of Health Care Systems of Phare Countries Seeking EU Membership
June 1, 1998 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Miriam Wiley
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Developing Health Services Research in Ireland: The Way Forward
June 1, 1998 | Journal Article

Authors: Miriam Wiley
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Health, Housing and Social Welfare
January 1, 1998 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Miriam Wiley
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Taxation, Welfare and Pensions


Hospital Financing in Selected Member States of the European union
January 1, 1998 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Miriam Wiley
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Health Expenditure Trends in Ireland: Past, Present and Future
January 1, 1998 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Miriam Wiley
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Financing Operating Costs For Acute Hospital Services
January 1, 1998 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Miriam Wiley
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Implementing Surgical Audit, for the RCSI Surgical Audit Project: Final Report of the Evaluation and Implementation of Surgical Audit in three Irish Hospitals
December 30, 1997

Authors: A Leahy, M Sharkey , Miriam Wiley , D Bouchier-Hayes
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysum-Can Treatment Costs and Outcomes be Predicted by Using Clinical or Physiological Parameters?
December 1, 1997 | Journal Article

Authors: Barry Merriman, Miriam Wiley , P Broe , A Leahy
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Irish Health Policy in Perspective
November 1, 1997 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Miriam Wiley
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


A Review of Expenditure and Utilization in Selected OECD Countries
November 1, 1997 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Miriam Wiley
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


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