There is a way to reduce hospital waiting lists

We are spending €5,276 each on health, yet Irish healthcare is in crisis. One hospital group shows there is a better way

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
13th August, 2017
There is a way to reduce hospital waiting lists
The elderly are particularly vulnerable when it comes to lengthy waiting lists

You may not have been on a hospital trolley this year. You may not be on a waiting list. But irrespective of whether you use the public health service, you are paying for it through general taxation.

But what are you getting for your money?

OECD figures show that we each spent an average of $5,276 on healthcare in 2015 (current expenditure). The figures for 2016 have yet to be finalised, but estimates suggest we...

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