Conference Contribution Details
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Donnacha Seán Lucey & Brian Turner
Past, Present and Future of Patient Payment in the Irish Healthcare System
The workshop was organised by Dr. Brian Turner and Dr. Sean Lucey and hosted by the ISS21 Society, Health and Political Economy (SHAPE) Research Cluster and the College of Business and Law.
University College Cork
Conference Organising Committee Chairperson
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This half-day workshop examined the role of different funding mechanisms for healthcare, with a view to informing policy-makers on a more equitable way forward. It provided multidisciplinary insights into the issue of paying for health in Ireland, drawing on a number of perspectives including economics, history, social policy and public health, while also drawing on international comparisons. The workshop brought together academics and policy-makers to present work on, and discuss, issues related to how we pay for healthcare, with a particular focus on the role of health insurance. Participants from Ireland, the UK and Spain presented eight papers on a range of topics including the history of universal heath care; the costs of healthcare in contemporary Europe; paying for health in Ireland (historical and economic perspectives); and access to healthcare, private health insurance and inequity.