Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237496
Title:
National Health Council report for the year ended 1978
Authors:
National Health Council
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Issue Date:
1978
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/237496
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Council met on 7 occasions during the year. In addition there were 9 sub-committee meetings. The main business of the year was devoted to a review of the health services and in considering ways in which they might be developed. This exercise was particularly appropriate in view of the decision of the previous Dail to set up a select committee, with wide terms of reference, enabling it to debate all aspects of the health services, including its organisational structures, the financing of the services and questions of eligibility for services. In general, the Council was of the opinion that greater emphasis must in future be placed on the prevention of ill-health, with particular attention being given to the needs of the young and to the elimination of those diseases which are self-imposed by the community's present life style. The members agreed that priority should therefore be given to services for children, to the ante and post-natal services and to the development of health education. In one specific area, namely that of eligibility for services, a minority of members strongly disagreed with the majority viewpoint. The majority favoured the retention of the present concepts of full and limited eligibility with amendments to remove existing anomalies and to make it possible to apply the eligibility criteria more equitably. The minority viewpoint favoured the establishment of a health scheme under which all services would be available free at the point of service. The Council's views on the areas covered by the review are outlined later in this report. A submission containing the Council's views was recently forwarded to the Minister for his consideration.
Keywords:
HEALTH POLICY; HEALTH SERVICES
Series/Report no.:
Prl; 7295

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Health Councilen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-07T10:05:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-07T10:05:55Z-
dc.date.issued1978-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/237496-
dc.descriptionThe Council met on 7 occasions during the year. In addition there were 9 sub-committee meetings. The main business of the year was devoted to a review of the health services and in considering ways in which they might be developed. This exercise was particularly appropriate in view of the decision of the previous Dail to set up a select committee, with wide terms of reference, enabling it to debate all aspects of the health services, including its organisational structures, the financing of the services and questions of eligibility for services. In general, the Council was of the opinion that greater emphasis must in future be placed on the prevention of ill-health, with particular attention being given to the needs of the young and to the elimination of those diseases which are self-imposed by the community's present life style. The members agreed that priority should therefore be given to services for children, to the ante and post-natal services and to the development of health education. In one specific area, namely that of eligibility for services, a minority of members strongly disagreed with the majority viewpoint. The majority favoured the retention of the present concepts of full and limited eligibility with amendments to remove existing anomalies and to make it possible to apply the eligibility criteria more equitably. The minority viewpoint favoured the establishment of a health scheme under which all services would be available free at the point of service. The Council's views on the areas covered by the review are outlined later in this report. A submission containing the Council's views was recently forwarded to the Minister for his consideration.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStationery Officeen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPrlen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries7295en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.titleNational Health Council report for the year ended 1978en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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