The Programme for Government 2011 contains a commitment to carry out major reform of the health service. In this section we present key documents and evidence in relation to the health reform programme in Ireland.
Analysis of expenditure and outputs in the Irish health system compared to other OECD countries.
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%.
Analysis of the efficiency of Irish hospitals by comparing average length of stay in Ireland to other countries in the OECD.
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.