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Child Health Care in Ireland

Anthony Staines; Kevin P Balanda; Steve Barron; Yvonne Corcoran; Lorraine Fahy; Louise Gallagher; Tessa Greally; Jean Kilroe; Caroline Mason Mohan; Anne Matthews; ...
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  • Published: 22 Sep 2016 Journal: The Journal of Pediatrics, volume 177, pages S87-S106 (issn: 0022-3476, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The Irish health care system is based on a complex and costly mix of private, statutory, and voluntary provisions. The majority of health care expenditure comes from the state, with a significant proportion of acute hospital care funded from private insurance, but there are relatively high out-of-pocket costs for most service users. There is free access to acute hospital care, but not for primary care, for all children. About 40% of the population have free access to primary care. Universal preventive public health services, including vaccination and immunization, newborn blood spot screening, and universal neonatal hearing screening are free. Major health chall...
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