Water Policy


In this section we present key documents and evidence in relation to the health reform programme in Ireland.


Expenditure And Outputs In The Irish Health System: A Cross Country Comparison

Analysis of expenditure and outputs in the Irish health system compared to other OECD countries.

Absenteeism In The HSE

A look at the relationship between absenteeism and agency/overtime costs in the forty largest acute hospitals in Ireland and the potential cost savings by bringing absenteeism in line with the HSE target of 3.5%.

Average Length Of Stay In Irish Hospitals

Analysis of the efficiency of Irish hospitals by comparing average length of stay in Ireland to other countries in the OECD.

Budget 2013 And “Future Health”

A look at the hugely significant “Future Health” framework issued by the Department of Health and Children in 2012. If acted upon, it will affect our well-being and economic and social performance unlike any other initiative. If we get it wrong, it will cause huge damage. If we get it right, it could be transformative in a positive sense.



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