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



Assessing the Completion Rate of Surgical Audit in Ireland — A Study in Commitment
April 1, 1997 | Journal Article

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


Unemployment and Health
January 1, 1997 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Brian Nolan, Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life | Labour Markets and Skills


A Review of the Public Policy Environment of the Provision of Private Hospital Services
January 1, 1997 | Book/Report Chapter

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


The Acute Hospital Sector in Selected OECD Countries: An Analysis of Expenditure and Utilisation
December 30, 1996 | Journal Article

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


Unit based Surgical Audit: Measuring the Quality of Clinical Practice
January 1, 1996 | Journal Article

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


Budgeting for Acute Hospital Services in Ireland: The Case-Mix Adjustment
October 1, 1995 | Journal Article

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


Models of Irish Tobacco Consumption
July 1, 1995 | Journal Article

Authors: Denis Conniffe
Research Area: Labour Markets and Skills | Macroeconomics


The Time is Never Ripe: The Repeated Defeat of Universal Health Insurance in the 20th Century United States
January 1, 1995 | Geary Lecture Series

Authors: Theda Skocpol
Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


Economic Appraisal of Alternative Treatment Options for Gallstone Disease
January 1, 1995 | Book/Report Chapter

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


Drinking Among Post-Primary School Pupils
October 1, 1994 | General Research Series

Research Area: Health and Quality of Life


© 2015 The Economic and Social Research Institute. All rights reserved. Website by JET Design