How advocates use health economic data and projections: the Irish experience.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/138381
Title:
How advocates use health economic data and projections: the Irish experience.
Authors:
Murray, Eugene
Affiliation:
Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
How advocates use health economic data and projections: the Irish experience. 2009, 38 (1):97-104 J Pain Symptom Management
Journal:
Journal of pain and symptom management
Issue Date:
Jul-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/138381
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.04.017
PubMed ID:
19615633
Abstract:
Approximately 30,000 people die in Ireland each year. Currently over 6000 people access specialist palliative care services annually, a figure that is projected to rise to 12,500 by 2016. In 2006, the Irish Hospice Foundation entered a joint advocacy alliance with the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Association for Palliative Care. By speaking with one voice and using quality data, these three national voluntary groups were able to influence government and social partners to address clearly identified regional inequities in the provision of palliative care services. Over the past three years, there has been significant public investment in palliative care services, culminating in the recent publication by the national health agency of a five-year plan for a comprehensive national palliative care service. However, the sudden economic downturn in 2008 and the severe deterioration of public finances threaten the implementation of the plan. New services can only be developed if there is strong evidence to illustrate that they are cost-effective in delivering patient care. Having reviewed the international evidence, the joint advocacy group has used this economic evidence to strengthen the case that the development of palliative care services can actually save money in health budgets. The campaign mounted by the joint advocacy group was greatly facilitated by the existence of good data and an agreed evidence-based policy on what constitutes a comprehensive service.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Approximately 30,000 people die in Ireland each year. Currently over 6000 people access specialist palliative care services annually, a figure that is projected to rise to 12,500 by 2016. In 2006, the Irish Hospice Foundation entered a joint advocacy alliance with the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Association for Palliative Care. By speaking with one voice and using quality data, these three national voluntary groups were able to influence government and social partners to address clearly identified regional inequities in the provision of palliative care services. Over the past three years, there has been significant public investment in palliative care services, culminating in the recent publication by the national health agency of a five-year plan for a comprehensive national palliative care service. However, the sudden economic downturn in 2008 and the severe deterioration of public finances threaten the implementation of the plan. New services can only be developed if there is strong evidence to illustrate that they are cost-effective in delivering patient care. Having reviewed the international evidence, the joint advocacy group has used this economic evidence to strengthen the case that the development of palliative care services can actually save money in health budgets. The campaign mounted by the joint advocacy group was greatly facilitated by the existence of good data and an agreed evidence-based policy on what constitutes a comprehensive service.
Keywords:
HOSPICE; PALLIATIVE CARE; ECONOMICS
MeSH:
Cost-Benefit Analysis; Health Care Costs; Humans; Incidence; Ireland; Pain; Palliative Care; Patient Advocacy
ISSN:
1873-6513
Sponsors:
Irish Hospice Foundation

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Eugeneen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-28T15:29:02Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-28T15:29:02Z-
dc.date.issued2009-07-
dc.identifier.citationHow advocates use health economic data and projections: the Irish experience. 2009, 38 (1):97-104 J Pain Symptom Managementen
dc.identifier.issn1873-6513-
dc.identifier.pmid19615633-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.04.017-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/138381-
dc.descriptionApproximately 30,000 people die in Ireland each year. Currently over 6000 people access specialist palliative care services annually, a figure that is projected to rise to 12,500 by 2016. In 2006, the Irish Hospice Foundation entered a joint advocacy alliance with the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Association for Palliative Care. By speaking with one voice and using quality data, these three national voluntary groups were able to influence government and social partners to address clearly identified regional inequities in the provision of palliative care services. Over the past three years, there has been significant public investment in palliative care services, culminating in the recent publication by the national health agency of a five-year plan for a comprehensive national palliative care service. However, the sudden economic downturn in 2008 and the severe deterioration of public finances threaten the implementation of the plan. New services can only be developed if there is strong evidence to illustrate that they are cost-effective in delivering patient care. Having reviewed the international evidence, the joint advocacy group has used this economic evidence to strengthen the case that the development of palliative care services can actually save money in health budgets. The campaign mounted by the joint advocacy group was greatly facilitated by the existence of good data and an agreed evidence-based policy on what constitutes a comprehensive service.en
dc.description.abstractApproximately 30,000 people die in Ireland each year. Currently over 6000 people access specialist palliative care services annually, a figure that is projected to rise to 12,500 by 2016. In 2006, the Irish Hospice Foundation entered a joint advocacy alliance with the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Association for Palliative Care. By speaking with one voice and using quality data, these three national voluntary groups were able to influence government and social partners to address clearly identified regional inequities in the provision of palliative care services. Over the past three years, there has been significant public investment in palliative care services, culminating in the recent publication by the national health agency of a five-year plan for a comprehensive national palliative care service. However, the sudden economic downturn in 2008 and the severe deterioration of public finances threaten the implementation of the plan. New services can only be developed if there is strong evidence to illustrate that they are cost-effective in delivering patient care. Having reviewed the international evidence, the joint advocacy group has used this economic evidence to strengthen the case that the development of palliative care services can actually save money in health budgets. The campaign mounted by the joint advocacy group was greatly facilitated by the existence of good data and an agreed evidence-based policy on what constitutes a comprehensive service.-
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish Hospice Foundationen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectHOSPICEen
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen
dc.subjectECONOMICSen
dc.subject.meshCost-Benefit Analysis-
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Costs-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIncidence-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshPain-
dc.subject.meshPalliative Care-
dc.subject.meshPatient Advocacy-
dc.titleHow advocates use health economic data and projections: the Irish experience.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Hospice Foundation, Dublin, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pain and symptom managementen

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