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Efficiency and control of Irish medical care expenditures: ESRI Conference: "Public social expenditure: value for money"
|Title: ||Efficiency and control of Irish medical care expenditures: ESRI Conference: "Public social expenditure: value for money"|
|Other Titles: ||Public social expenditure: value for money|
|Publisher: ||Economic and Social Research Institute|
|Issue Date: ||20-Nov-1984 |
|Description: ||My paper this morning arises from my forthcoming ESRI
Research Report on Irish medical Care Utilisat ion are Expenditures.
I am happy to be able to preview some of that paper's implications
with you; I must confess that I would be happier still were I
presenting the final published paper rather than a preview. The
substance of the work is complete , and the editorial work is in
its final stages. It is our hope to have a publication available
within a few months.
My topic is efficiency and the control of expenditures in
the Irish medical care system . As economic incentives a re crucial
in t his matter , I will review both patient and provider incentives ,
and proposed changes in these. In the process , I will comment on
the recent Report of the Working Party on the General Medical
Service (1984). I will then review and assess four main models
which have been or might be proposed as the basis for a restructured
The principal problem facing the Irish medical care system
today is control of expenditures. Utilisation levels, resources
applied to each unit of utilisation, and prices or costs of
resources have been rising at explosive , unsustainable rates .|
|Keywords: ||MEDICAL CARE|
|Appears in Collections: ||ESRI|
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