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Private sector eyes up healthcare

With health topping the agenda as a political and electoral issue, a more favourable policy environment is likely to see a surge in private sector investment.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
16th April, 2005

With health topping the agenda as a political and electoral issue, a more favourable policy environment is likely to see a surge in private sector investment.

Ireland has long faced a gap between the demand for healthcare services and their supply. Contrary to public assertions that state otherwise, Irish expenditure on health as a percentage of GNP is now the highest in the EU.

Constrained by restricted professional licensing practices, a shortage of hospital beds,...

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