MSPGH Seminar: 11th March 2015 – Public or Private? The Experience of the health care system in the Republic of Ireland

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 11th March 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Cecily Kelleher, Chair, Public Health Medicine & Epidemiology, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland; and Miegunyah Visiting Fellow, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, The University of Mlebourne

The health care system in Ireland, as in many other developed countries, has developed incrementally over a prolonged historical period and, as elsewhere, seeks to address both demographic and technological challenges and to meet need in an equitable manner. It is two-tiered in structure, with means-tested comprehensive care available to around a third of the population, hospital in-care free to all and taxsubsidised private insurance available to those who can afford it. Access is therefore complex and over the last decade the interface between public and private care has been contentious and hotly debated politically. This presentation will address this system as an example of wider International debate on health policy.

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