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Published: 31 January 2024
This publication contains the 2022 corporate governance and financial statements of the Health Research Board, which have been approved by the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General.
Part one is also available for download (below), and contains the Chairperson and Chief Executive's report; a...
Published: 23 January 2024
The Medical Cannabis Access Programme in Ireland currently provides access to cannabis to patients with one of three conditions when other treatments have not been successful. The three conditions are spasticity (stiff and/or rigid muscles) associated with multiple sclerosis, nausea and vomiting associated with...
Published: 16 January 2024
In this bulletin, data on deaths among people who were homeless and who died in 2020 are presented. The NDRDI collects data on all deaths among people who were homeless at the time of death, in order to improve understanding of premature mortality among people who are homeless nationally, and to provide more complete and...
Published: 27 December 2023
Independent programme of evaluation of the State’s investment in The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) - Main Report
This report utilises a mixed-methods approach comprising both quantitative and qualitative tools to assess the outputs, outcomes and impacts of the TILDA programme. The methods used to collect data involved desk research (including bibliometric analysis), individual and focus group qualitative interviews, an in-depth...
Published: 19 December 2023
This year’s Health Research in Action highlights some of the many notable impacts and outcomes of the Health Research Board’s work. It includes a snapshot in numbers of our activity during 2022, followed by 29 success stories from our wide-ranging health and social care research portfolio.
Published: 19 December 2023
The purpose of this overview of reviews was to provide evidence to assist with the development of clinical guidelines on the primary prevention of dental caries in primary, permanent, and mixed dentition.
Caries (dental decay) is a disease of the hard tissues of the teeth...
Published: 12 September 2023
Cost, safety, and environmental impact of reprocessing single-use medical devices. A systematic review and meta-analysis
Since May 2021, European Union member states were required to adopt a legislative stance on single use medical device (SUD) reprocessing i.e. a process including cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and related procedures, as well as testing and restoring the technical and functional safety of the used device. The main...
Published: 05 September 2023
Suicide is a significant contributor to global mortality. People who use drugs (PWUD) are at increased risk of death by suicide relative to the general population, but there is a lack of information on associated candidate factors for suicide in this group. The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive overview of...
Published: 04 September 2023
Drugnet Ireland is the Health Research Board's quarterly drug and alcohol research and policy newsletter. It provides summaries and analysis of recent publications and policy developments and well as overviews of particular issues relating to the drug and alcohol situation Ireland. Experts from the EMCDDA national focal...
Published: 25 August 2023
Contents include: Chairperson and Chief Executive's report; a snapshot of important HRB activities during 2022; key deliverables(in line with the HRB Strategy 2021-2025, Health research - making an impact) and Appendices.
Part 2 contains the...
Published: 01 August 2023
This is the annual, updated bulletin from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on cases of treated problem alcohol use in Ireland. This bulletin covers the period 2016 to 2022, in which 50,107 cases were treated for alcohol as a main problem during this seven-year period.
Published: 17 July 2023
Experts from the EMCDDA national focal point and from the HRB Evidence Centre contribute content to the newsletter.Experts from the EMCDDA national focal point and from the HRB Evidence Centre contribute content to the newsletter.
Published: 15 July 2023
Characteristics of affected family members seeking treatment in their own right: a secondary analysis of existing Irish health data for 2010–2020
Affected family members (AFMs) are impacted by a significant other’s drug, alcohol, or behavioural addictions, and deserve support in their own right. The aim of this study was to describe AFMs seeking treatment and the support received.
Published: 11 July 2023
Bulletin from the National Ability Supports System (NASS) on data provided by disability service providers for people engaging with services through the HSE disability budget in 2022.
Published: 07 July 2023
The 2022 report provides data presented nationally as well as:
* hospital type
* individual psychiatric units/hospitals
Published: 06 July 2023
The Census 2022 infographic and tables present findings from the eleventh national psychiatric census of patients in Irish psychiatric units and hospitals (IPUH). It is the latest in a series of censuses first carried out in 1963, and is a count of all patients resident in psychiatric units and hospitals operating within...
Published: 29 June 2023
There is a well-documented relationship between homelessness and mental illness. This has been demonstrated in both an international context and in an Irish context. This relationship is bidirectional and homelessness is both a contributing factor to and a result of mental illness. This perpetuates a vicious circle...
Published: 20 June 2023
This is the annually updated bulletin from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on cases of treated problem drug use (excluding alcohol) in Ireland. It covers the period 2016 to 2022. In this seven-year period, 12,009 cases were treated for drug use as a main problem.
Published: 17 May 2023
This feasibility study was commissioned by the Department of Health to address the need to improve understanding of premature mortality among people who are homeless nationally, and to provide more complete and accurate national data to inform policy.
This retrospective review collates data on all deaths in persons...
Published: 08 April 2023
Trends in public attitudes to permitting cannabis for recreational use: analysis of Irish survey data since 2002
There has been considerable debate around the liberalization of cannabis laws in many countries. Given recent changes in cannabis policy, and the current discussion regarding cannabis legalization in Ireland, the aim of this study was to examine changes in attitudes over time towards permitting recreational cannabis...
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