Ireland top spender on health service but with poorer results
New figures will fuel criticism that health service is not delivering value for money
Ireland spends proportionately more on health than any EU country and more than any other rich country, with the exception of the United States.
A new assessment by the Central Statistics Office has found that Ireland’s health spending is much higher than previously thought. Ireland’s spend on health is the second highest in the OECD as a proportion of gross national income (GNI), the new figures show.
The €18.4 billion spend on health...
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