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Perhaps there would be less skepticism about #Sláintecare if we had a good plan for the current ‘private’ infrastructure, which is much bigger than just a few private hospitals, and more complex than is appreciated. Also, it serves a lot of patients. So here’s a plan...1
The ‘private’ infrastructure includes private hospitals, including two that are co-located with big public hospitals. It also includes consultants offices or ‘rooms’, which can be off-site or located within the campus of a public hospital or a private hospital...2
Those private offices or ‘rooms’ have clinical rooms, waiting rooms, consultation rooms, reception staff, nurses, midwives, sonographers, etc. For #Slaintecare to work, much of that infrastructure will have to be integrated into the public system early on. 3.
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I might bore anyone who is interested, with a few points (thread) about healthcare expenditure in Ireland, but also about GP/ community-based care- all relevant with regards to #slaintecare (1/n)
This figure below shows overall expenditure per capita ($) for Ireland over the past few years (OECD 2017 data).
What does this tell us about overall-Irish healthcare expenditure?
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*Thread* No ambition for reform of our health service from Fine Gael. Here's what their plan should say. 1. We cannot keep going as we are.
Our population is ageing, there are large differences in how long people live for based on income inequality and access to health.
Hospital is not always the best place to give care. It contributes to infection and loss of independence. We need much more care locally...
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