Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/242511
Title:
Reforming health production in Ireland
Authors:
O’Shea, Eamon; Connolly, Sheelah
Citation:
Reforming Health Production in Ireland 2012:no The World Economy
Journal:
The World Economy
Issue Date:
11-Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/242511
DOI:
10.1111/j.1467-9701.2012.01488.x
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2012.01488.x
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The importance of socioeconomic conditions for health status has long since been recognised internationally, and there is general agreement that maximising health production requires action on all social, economic and environmental factors potentially influencing health status. In Ireland too, the multifaceted nature of health production has been acknowledged, but this has not led to real policy change in respect of prioritisation and consequent resource allocation. The emphasis in Ireland remains narrowly focused on access to acute health care services as the core strategy for equalising health opportunities across the population. While equal access for equal need is an essential component in ensuring better, and more equal, health outcomes, particularly in relation to accessing new technologies, it is insufficient in its own right to deal with many of the economic and social determinants associated with health production. This paper argues for a comprehensive health reform programme to encompass the many determinants of population health; such an approach would provide the opportunity for all citizens to maximise their health potential.
Keywords:
ECONOMIC STATUS; ECONOMICS; POPULATION HEALTH; HEALTH POLICY
Local subject classification:
HEALTH PRODUCTION
ISSN:
03785920

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Shea, Eamonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Sheelahen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-11T07:53:09Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-11T07:53:09Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-11-
dc.identifier.citationReforming Health Production in Ireland 2012:no The World Economyen_GB
dc.identifier.issn03785920-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9701.2012.01488.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/242511-
dc.descriptionThe importance of socioeconomic conditions for health status has long since been recognised internationally, and there is general agreement that maximising health production requires action on all social, economic and environmental factors potentially influencing health status. In Ireland too, the multifaceted nature of health production has been acknowledged, but this has not led to real policy change in respect of prioritisation and consequent resource allocation. The emphasis in Ireland remains narrowly focused on access to acute health care services as the core strategy for equalising health opportunities across the population. While equal access for equal need is an essential component in ensuring better, and more equal, health outcomes, particularly in relation to accessing new technologies, it is insufficient in its own right to deal with many of the economic and social determinants associated with health production. This paper argues for a comprehensive health reform programme to encompass the many determinants of population health; such an approach would provide the opportunity for all citizens to maximise their health potential.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2012.01488.xen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The World Economyen_GB
dc.subjectECONOMIC STATUSen_GB
dc.subjectECONOMICSen_GB
dc.subjectPOPULATION HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen_GB
dc.subject.otherHEALTH PRODUCTIONen_GB
dc.titleReforming health production in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe World Economyen_GB
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