Monday March 30, 2020

Ireland's spending on prescribed medicines is second highest in EU

Total health expenditure at €3,922 per head of population is inside top five in Europe

23rd November, 2016
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Health spend halted with the financial crash. Pic: Pixabay

Our total spending on health is also the fifth highest in Europe, after Luxembourg, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden at €3,922 per head of population.

This compares with Romania, the lowest spender on health, at €816, and an average EU figure of €2,781.

Better public health and prevention policies as well as more effective health care could save hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of...

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