Annual healthcare bill of €17bn is ‘unsustainable’

Graham Love of Mazars says the Irish health system’s budget is climbing at a worrying rate, necessitating some fresh thinking and a new approach, writes Caroline Allen

7th April, 2019
Dr Graham Love, partner at Mazars Ireland – Higher Education, Research, Healthcare

At €17 billion, Ireland’s annual healthcare spend is unsustainable in the current model and needs to move from a primarily hospital-based episodic treatment 19th-century approach to a 21st-century focus on prevention and health maintenance.

That’s according to Dr Graham Love, a partner in the consulting services practice at Mazars.

Healthcare budgets in developed countries are drowning the public purse, said Love, who previously served as chief executive of the Higher Education...

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