Publications

132 Publications

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  • Published: 30 March 2021

    Evidence review of drug treatment services for people who are homeless and use drugs

    People who are homeless have complex and challenging lives. They tend to have worse physical and mental health, and are more likely to report problem substance use, than the general population. Substance use is more prevalent among people who are homeless than in the general population, and providing support services and...

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  • Published: 24 February 2021

    Housing with Support for Older People

    Housing with support is purpose-built, non-institutional accommodation where older people have their own front door and where support or care services are available. The implementation of housing with support for older people is rapidly expanding, particularly as life expectancy is increasing throughout the world. This...

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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: 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 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: 29 September 2020

    NASS bulletin 2019 – disability service use and need

    This bulletin, along with the two supplementary bulletins, presents the inaugural findings of data from the National Ability Supports System (NASS).  It provides a profile of the 22,434 people with a disability registered on the system in 2019 as well as details of the disability-funded services currently availed of...

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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: 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...

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  • Published: 28 November 2019

    An evaluation of HRB investment in health research leaders

    Since 2004, the HRB has invested €37.9 million to support the development of leaders in research in both the academic and clinical environments through the Research Leader Awards in Population Health and Health Services Research (RLA in PHHSR) and the Clinician Scientist Awards (CSA).

    This evaluation was conducted by...

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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: 29 August 2019

    Review of clinical research infrastructure in Ireland

    This report presents the outcomes of a review of HRB’s investment in clinical research infrastructures in Ireland conducted in 2018. The aim of the review was to generate appropriate evidence on current strengths, synergies, gaps, duplications and needs in Ireland's clinical research infrastructures, either those funded...

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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

    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: 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: 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: 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...

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