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Building capacity for evidence informed decision making

Evidence Synthesis Ireland is a new €2 million all-island initiative from the HRB and the Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland.

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Latest alcohol treatment figures from the Health Research Board

53,763 cases were treated for problem alcohol use in Ireland between 2010 and 2016. There were 7,643 treated cases during 2016.

Alcohol treatment press release
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New HRB Impact Award 2019

Nominations are open for the first HRB Impact Award. The award has a €50,000 prize fund.

HRB Impact Award 2019
Professor Austin Stack, University of Limerick

Rates of Acute Kidney Injury double in 10 years

The HRB-supported research by Professor Austin Stack in the the University of Limerick shows that the rate of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) more than doubled from 5.5% to 12.4%. The study involved over 450,000 patients in the health system from 2005 to 2014.

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Psychiatric admissions and discharges

HRB publish the latest figures from psychiatric hospitals and units. There were 16,743 admissions during 2017, a decrease of 547 from 2016. Depression, schizophrenia, mania and neurosis account for almost two-thirds of all admissions.

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Intellectual, physical and sensory disability statistics

Figures highlight unmet needs and increased future demands on service provision for those with an intellectual disability and /or physical and sensory disability.

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Big data in health - the opportunities and challenges ahead

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