Government warned increased health spending is putting other state services at risk

Department of Public Expenditure says “value for money” must be central to health funding decision ahead of budget

Total health expenditure in Ireland grew by €10.3 billion or 77 per cent between 2015 and 2022, with total expenditure on both public and private healthcare reaching €30.5 billion in 2022. Picture: Getty

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• Why health spending in Ireland is “particularly striking” compared to other OECD and EU states

• How Ireland is spending as much as significantly older population countries

• Why increased level of state spending on health is not necessarily positive