Tony O’Brien: How to pay the healthcare piper when the Covid cash dries up?

To merely maintain existing levels of healthcare services, we will need to spend €750 million more than we did in 2019

Health economics is a big field but, broadly speaking, health economists help health practitioners, planners and policymakers by providing them with analysis

In 2007, I was part of a Department of Health delegation which visited the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, near Washington DC. The visit took place under the auspices of the Ireland/Northern Ireland/National Cancer Institute Cancer Consortium, an enduring part of the Clinton administration’s important role in the Northern Ireland peace process.

One key difference between the two Irish delegations was that the team from the North included three departmental health economists. The Southern ...