• Factors predicting completion in a cohort of opiate users entering a detoxification programme.

      Mullen, Louise; Keenan, Eamon; Barry, Joseph; Long, Jean; Mulholland, Deirdre; Grogan, Loretto; Delargy, Ide; Strategic Health Planning, Population Health Directorate, Dr. Steeven's Hospital, HSE, Dublin 8, Ireland. Louise.mullen@hse.ie (2010-12)
      To determine the outcome and factors influencing outcome among a cohort of drug users commencing detoxification from opiate use.
    • The farming population in Ireland: mortality trends during the 'Celtic Tiger' years.

      Smyth, Breda; Evans, David S; Kelly, Alan; Cullen, Louise; O'Donovan, Diarmuid; 1 Department of Public Health, Health Service Executive West, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway, Republic of Ireland. (2012-03-21)
      Background Although the Irish farming population is a significant occupational group, analysis of their mortality patterns is limited. This study compared mortality trends with other occupational groups and assessed the impact of socio-economic factors. Methods Population and mortality data (2000-06) were obtained to calculate standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) by cause of death and matched with socio-economic data. The extent to which variation in mortality was explained by variations in the socio-economic data was determined using multiple regression. Results Farmers and agricultural workers experienced the highest levels of mortality for all causes of death (2000-06). Farmers are 5.14 times more likely and agricultural workers are 7.35 times more likely to die from any cause of death than the lowest risk group. Circulatory disease is a significant cause of mortality among farmers [SMR = 215.91, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 201.83-229.98]. Other significant causes include cancers (SMR = 156.60, CI = 146.73-166.48) and injuries and poisonings (SMR = 149.69, CI = 135.44-163.93). Agricultural workers have similar mortality trends: circulatory disease (SMR = 226.27; CI = 192.45-260.08), cancers (SMR = 221.44; CI = 193.88-249.00), and injuries and poisonings (SMR = 353.90; CI = 302.48-405.32). From 2000 to 2006, SMRs increased incrementally. Multiple regression identified farm size and income poverty risk as predictors of mortality. Conclusion Irish farmers and agricultural workers have experienced a reversal of mortality trends compared to the 1980s and 1990s. Policies should target them as a high-risk group.
    • A Focus on Alcohol & Health in Cork and Kerry

      Health Service Executive (HSE) South (Cork & Kerry), Department of Public Health (Health Service Executive (HSE) South (Cork & Kerry), Department of Public Health, 2019-05-29)
    • Framework for the development of a diabetic retinopathy screening programme for Ireland

      Health Service Executive (HSE) National Retinopathy Screening Committee; Health Service Executive (HSE) Expert Advisory Group on Diabetes; Irish College of Ophthalmologists (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2008-10)
    • Galway Alcohol Related Harm Profile 2017

      Health Service Executive (HSE), Ms, D Goggin, Ms L Cullen, Ms J O’Kane, Ms A Sheridan, Ms M Murphy, Dr. D O’Donovan, Dr. C Mason Mohan.; Alcohol Forum, Mr K Doherty, Ms P Leonard (2017-05)
    • Galway alcohol-related harm profile 2019

      Goggin, Deirdre; Cullen, Louise; O'Kane, Joan; O'Donovan, Diarmuid; Mason Mohan, Caroline; Health Profile Working Group; Health Service Executive (HSE) (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2019-07)
    • General practice out-of-hours service in Ireland provides a new source of syndromic surveillance data on influenza.

      Brabazon, E D; Carton, M W; Murray, C; Hederman, L; Bedford, D; Department of Public Health, Health Service Executive Dublin North East, Navan, County Meath, Ireland. elaine.brabazon@hse.ie (2010)
      The use of routinely available electronic sources of healthcare data on the spread of influenza has the potential to enhance current surveillance activities. This study aimed to develop a method for identifying influenza-related records from general practitioner(GP) out-of-hours (OOH) services in Ireland. Data from one such service were interrogated for keywords relating to influenza-like illness (ILI) and a proxy measure of influenza activity in the community setting was developed. Comparison of this syndromic surveillance measure with national data on ILI consultation rates demonstrated a statistically significant temporal correlation.In five out of six influenza seasons investigated,peaks in the GP OOH influenza-related calls appeared at least one week ahead of peaks in the national ILI consultation rates. The method described in this paper has been extended to nine OOH services in Ireland (covering 70% of the Irish population) to provide weekly figures on self-reported illness for influenza in the community and its data have been incorporated into the national weekly influenza reports produced by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. These data should provide early warnings of both seasonal and pandemic influenza in Ireland.
    • Geographical Information Systems (GIS): practical applications in Public Health

      Leane, Gemma; Roch, BethAnn (Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health, 2005-12)
    • Guidelines for staff HPV second level school vaccination campaign

      Health Service Executive (HSE) (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2010-05-12)
    • Guidelines for the public health management of pertussis

      Public Health Medicine Communicable Disease Group, Health Service Executive (HSE); Health Service Executive (Health Service Executive, 2013-01)
    • HCAI Local implementation team action plan

      New Governance HCAI Group (New Governance HCAI Group, 2008-09)
    • Health advice for flooded homes

      Health Service Executive (HSE), Department of Public Health, Midlands; Environmental Health Department, Midlands (2014-02-06)
    • Health needs assessment of three primary care team areas in Sligo Leitrim

      Health Service Executive (HSE) West Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan Area (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2007-11)
    • Health professionals provide feedback on a national pandemic flu website in Ireland.

      Cooney, Fionnuala; Thornton, Lelia; Igoe, Derval; O’Flanagan, Darina; Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 25 -27 Middle Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, Ireland and Department of Public Health Medicine, HSE West, Bridgewater House, Rockwood Parade, Sligo, Ireland. (2010)
    • Health Profile 2015 Carlow

      Health Service Executive (HSE) Public Health Profile Working Group (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2015)
    • Health Profile 2015 Cavan

      Health Service Executive (HSE) Public Health Profile Working Group (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2015)
    • Health Profile 2015 Clare

      Health Service Executive (HSE) Public Health Profile Working Group (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2015)
    • Health Profile 2015 Cork City

      Health Service Executive (HSE) Public Health Profile Working Group (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2015)
    • Health Profile 2015 Cork County

      Health Service Executive (HSE) Public Health Profile Working Group (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2015)
    • Health Profile 2015 Donegal

      Health Service Executive (HSE) Public Health Profile Working Group (Heallth Service Executive (HSE), 2015)