Political inertia prevents the state from building an efficient health service
The HSE is on a merry-go-round of budgetary despair, and only politicians can stop it
With the annual budget for new drugs already exhausted before the end of February, and parents of children with rare diseases taking to the streets, we don’t have to look far to conclude that the health service planning process is in trouble.
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