Publications

125 Publications

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  • Published: 12 October 2020

    Electronic cigarette and smoking cessation. An evidence review

    This systematic evidence review assessed the efficacy and safety of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and heat-not-burn products in helping people who smoke to achieve abstinence at 24 or 26 and 52 weeks using randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Seven RCTs met the inclusion criteria for efficacy of e-cigarettes in helping...

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  • Published: 12 October 2020

    Harms and benefits of e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products. A literature map

    This mapping exercise describes the nature and extent of the peer-reviewed literature on the public health harms and benefits of e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products to the human population. The authors identified 388 papers eligible for inclusion in the map, 361 reporting the harms and benefits of e-cigarettes,...

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  • Published: 12 October 2020

    Electronic cigarette use and tobacco cigarette smoking initiation in adolescents. An evidence review

    This systematic review of longitudinal cohort studies aimed to explore whether electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use by adolescents in Europe and North America, who had never smoked conventional tobacco cigarettes (tobacco cigarettes) at baseline, was associated with subsequent initiation of tobacco cigarette...

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  • Published: 14 July 2020

    Infectious disease legislation – legislation overview and lessons learned. An evidence review

    The aim of this evidence review was to identify countries that had implemented new overarching public health legislation for infectious diseases, to identify the legislation they enacted, and to identify lessons learned from national experiences of introducing new legislation.

    This evidence review was designed as a...

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  • Published: 09 July 2020

    Drug treatment in Ireland 2013 to 2019

    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 2013 to 2019.  In this seven-year period, 67,875 cases were treated for drug use as a main problem.

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  • Published: 05 June 2020

    Measures to reduce the clinical need for dental amalgam. An evidence review

    International binding agreements oblige signatories, including Ireland, to reduce their use of mercury to protect the environment. In response, the Irish Government need to phase out the use of dental amalgam by 2030. The aim of this evidence review was to examine factors relevant to phasing out amalgam and consider...

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  • Published: 13 March 2020

    Drugnet Ireland 72

    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...

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  • Published: 31 December 2019

    Drugnet Ireland 71

    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...

    Publication (PDF, 1 MB)

  • Published: 17 December 2019

    Outputs, outcomes and emerging impacts

    Outputs, outcomes and emerging impacts: Results from HRB awards completed in 2016/2017

    This report presents a snapshot of, and provides trend analysis over 10 years for, the outputs, outcomes and some emerging impacts from 187 HRB awards (combined value of €47.2 million) that completed in 2016 and...

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  • Published: 07 November 2019

    Drug treatment in Ireland 2012 to 2018

    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 2012 to 2018.  In this seven-year period, 65,216 cases were treated for drug use as a main problem.

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  • Published: 30 September 2019

    Drugnet Ireland 70

    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...

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  • Published: 21 August 2019

    Out-of-hours specialist and generalist palliative care service provision. An evidence review

    Inadequate community supports and deficiencies in access to services outside of regular office hours have been linked to poor outcomes for patients with life-limiting illness. Policy-makers, researchers, providers, patients, and carers in Ireland have all identified out-of-hours care as a key deficit in current service...

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  • Published: 15 August 2019

    Regional health organisations. An evidence review

    Regional health organisations have been implemented in health systems throughout the world as a means of ensuring that health services meet local needs. The aim of this evidence review was to investigate the impact of introducing a regionalised healthcare system and to determine the key barriers to and facilitators of the...

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  • Published: 01 August 2019

    Treatment services for people with co-occurring substance use and mental health problems. A rapid realist synthesis

    The scope of this rapid realist review was developed through a high-level review of relevant literature and early engagement of knowledge users in Ireland. The Health Research Board (HRB) proposed three research questions to guide the rapid realist review. Keeping in line with the realist approach, the research team carried...

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  • Published: 01 August 2019

    Vaccine injury redress programmes. An evidence review

    The aim of this review of vaccine injury redress programmes in 11 jurisdictions was to investigate the association between design features of the programmes and operating costs, timely access to compensation, number of applicants, and the volume and costs of awards. The databases MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science,...

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  • Published: 06 June 2019

    Drugnet Ireland 69

    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...

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  • Published: 17 April 2019

    Drug treatment in Ireland 2011 to 2017

    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 2011 to 2017.  In this seven-year period, 63,303 cases were treated for drug use as a main problem.

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  • Published: 11 April 2019

    Healthy workplace tools in five countries. An evidence review

    This information review, undertaken on behalf of the Department of Health, informs the National Healthy Workplace Framework and implementation plan and will contribute to the business case for healthy workplace programmes. Five anglophone countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland and the USA)  were included...

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  • Published: 12 March 2019

    Drugnet Ireland 68

    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...

    Publication (PDF, 388 KB)

  • Published: 14 November 2018

    Drugnet Ireland 67

    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...

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