The Public/Private Mix in Irish Acute Public Hospitals: Trends and Implications

@inproceedings{OReilly2007ThePM,
  title={The Public/Private Mix in Irish Acute Public Hospitals: Trends and Implications},
  author={Jacqueline O'Reilly and Miriam M. Wiley},
  year={2007}
}
The public/private mix in Irish health care is nowhere more evident than in the acute hospital system where both public and private patients can be treated in public hospitals by the same consultant. By undertaking new analyses of data from the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry Scheme, this study investigates this public/private mix and its impact on utilisation of hospital services. Demand- and supply-side factors were both found to be statistically significant in explaining the ratio of private to… CONTINUE READING

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