The current economic crisis has led to large reductions in public health budgets in Ireland and across the EU.
Already stressed health systems are under huge pressure to maintain safe services and to do more with less. At the same time, they are expected to meet more complex, growing health needs while improving and reforming service delivery.
The economic crisis provides a unique opportunity to examine how different health systems are faring in recessionary times, and to draw out lessons for policy coming from cross country comparisons.
‘Health systems in the Era of Austerity’ is a joint ESRI/TCD conference, held at the ESRI on Tuesday June 18th 2013.
A panel of Irish and international experts will examine national and international experiences, drawing on TCD research on the resilience of the Irish health system and on a joint ESRI/TCD/WHO ‘rapid response’ report on health system responses to the economic crisis. Contrasting lessons from Spain, Estonia and the wider WHO Europe region will also be presented.
Link to conference programme here.