Friday August 7, 2020

Quality of outcome, not access, is all that matters in healthcare

Public versus private is the wrong focus: better treatment options and patient outcomes should be our aim

26th July, 2020
Cancer care such as chemotherapy ground to a halt during the first few months of the Covid-19 crisis as private hospitals were taken over by the HSE

We finally have a new government and a new Minister for Health. But can we look forward to any fresh thinking, or will we continue to witness the same old same old when it comes to our health service?

A focused review of our Covid-19 crisis response might provide some clues as to how we should plan for the near future. In its time of deepest crisis, rather than ramping up its own services, the...

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