Mapping the pathway to universal health care in Ireland

The current Irish Government has committed itself to achieving universal access to health care, free at the point of delivery, by 2016. Yet, at the moment, timely access to essential healthcare in Ireland is often determined by ability to pay, such as with private insurance. Further, those without medical cards or GP visit cards face high charges for GP care and may put off seeking care when they need it.

Award Date
20 June 2014
Award Value
€329,647
Principal Investigator
Dr Steve Thomas
Host Institution
Trinity College Dublin
Scheme
Health Research Awards