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Smith, Samantha and Walsh, Brendan and Wren, Maev-Ann and Barron, Steve and Morgenroth, Edgar and Eighan, James and Lyons, Seán (2019) GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF HEALTHCARE NEEDS AND NON-ACUTE HEALTHCARE SUPPLY IN IRELAND. ESRI RESEARCH SERIES NUMBER 90 JULY 2019. UNSPECIFIED.

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    This report provides evidence on the supply of and need for non-acute primary, community and long-term care across geographic areas in Ireland in 2014. This is the first report to be published from the Health Research Board-funded project ‘An inter-sectoral analysis by geographic area of the need for and the supply and utilisation of health services in Ireland’. This report provides the most comprehensive evidence on the geographic distribution of primary, community and long-term care supply to have been published for Ireland to date. Overall, the report finds significant inequalities in the supply of primary, community and longterm care services across counties in Ireland.1 The findings have important implications for future planning of the Irish health system. The overall objective of the project is to provide evidence to inform policymakers about the shift of care, where appropriate, from the acute hospital setting to nonacute care settings. This project is undertaken in the context of significant system reforms in recent years that aimed to, among other things, achieve greater integration in the Irish healthcare system via shifting care, where appropriate, from acute to non-acute settings and building capacity in primary, community and longterm care. The project sets out to provide detailed evidence on supply of services in the non-acute sector, compares supply across regions to identify where nonacute care supply is particularly scarce, and provides evidence on how acute and non-acute services interact, and substitute, within the Irish health and social care system. Evidence generated from this project is of particular relevance in the context of the current Sláintecare strategy (Houses of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare, 2017), a cross-party plan aimed at delivering sustainable and equitable health and social care services in Ireland.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > public health policy (including global activities)
    Countries > Ireland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Research Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2020 13:10
    Number of Pages: 206
    Last Modified: 04 Jan 2020 13:10

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