Thursday April 9, 2020

Poor prognosis for Irish health

Should the government look further afield as it tries to find a solution to the spiralling costs of healthcare?

20th October, 2007

Should the government look further afield as it tries to find a solution to the spiralling costs of healthcare?

Ageing populations, increasing life expectancies, improvements in medical science and greater expectations among people to live long and healthy lives are relentlessly driving up the costs of healthcare in the western world.

Existing models of providing for the costs of healthcare will, economists predict, become unsustainable. If current trends are to continue, new ways of financing...

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