Saturday June 6, 2020

Healthcare system must put the user first – not vested interests

Academia is not the solution to the health crisis. Rather we should go back to the fundamentals of safety, quality and productivity, and a leadership that will implement them

21st April, 2019

I was struck by the views of five eminent academic professionals on what is needed for the Irish healthcare system in a recent article entitled Something new: Academic medicine please! in The Sunday Business Post.

Their argument was that keeping the links in place between the seven existing hospital groups and universities was the way to deliver “long-term change to improve Irish healthcare”.

The reality is that having the sole focus on partnering...

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