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Sláintecare won’t deliver results unless it supports the integration of teaching and research with patient care, write Tim Lynch, Owen Smith, Helen Whelton, Paul Burke and Anthony O’Regan

31st March, 2019

Sláintecare has been touted as the next great hope for Irish healthcare. It follows previous policies including hospital co-location, universal health insurance and the setting up of hospital groups.

All of these policies shared the same aim: to address the symptoms of underlying problems in Irish healthcare such as trolley counts and lengthy waiting lists

While many may be pinning their hopes on the delivery of Sláintecare, it is unlikely to deliver the...

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