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Working Paper
Kenneally M, Lynch B
Disparities in the Health of Irish Regions: First Estimates.
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health profiles, Ireland, index
A composite health index created to chart the differences in the health profiles of the Irish Regions
We construct a composite index of the health status of the 8 HSE regions of Ireland in 2010. It has 6 component indices. Each maps the prevalence of health conditions for which a particular anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) group of drugs was prescribed and weights it by its prescribing frequency. We construct a separate composite health index for persons covered by each community drug scheme in each region and take the coverage-weighted average of these indices in each region as our overall composite health index.
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Health Research Board