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Published: 09 July 2020
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.
Published: 07 November 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 2012 to 2018. In this seven-year period, 65,216 cases were treated for drug use as a main problem.
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...
Published: 17 April 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 2011 to 2017. In this seven-year period, 63,303 cases were treated for drug use as a main problem.
Published: 18 December 2018
Health Research in Ireland - A study of activity from 2011 to 2015 using the Health Research Classification System
This study examines funding awards based on the type of research conducted and the disease area of interest. It uses the United Kingdom (UK) Health Research Classification System (HRCS).
Seven national funding agencies that manage research programmes provided data for this analysis. These were, Enterprise Ireland...
Published: 28 June 2018
The 2017 database report presents:
- profiles of any physical, sensory, neurological, speech or language disability registered in 2017
- data on specialised health and personal social service use
- an outline of future requirements for services
Infographic, tables and CHO...
Published: 19 January 2018
The experience of people with neurological conditions
This bulletin updates the information contained in Issue 3 and provides a profile of almost five thousand people 16 years and over with a neurological condition as their primary diagnosis.
Published: 16 July 2017
The effectiveness of interventions related to the use of illicit drugs: prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. A ‘review of reviews’
This review examines the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions in the areas of harm reduction, prevention, treatment and long-term recovery related to illicit drug misuse and dependence. The primary research questions for this review were:
- Which interventions are effective for reducing the initiation,...
Published: 21 June 2017
This report presents data on the specialised health and personal social service use and requirements of people with a physical, sensory, neurological, speech or language disability. This report is divided into four sections:
- Summary of numbers registered.
- Profile of new registrations and recent...
Published: 16 June 2017
Drug-related intimidation is a pervasive and pressing issue negatively impacting the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities and the functioning of local agencies that serve them. The aim of this evidence review is to critically appraise the national and international evidence to identify best...
Published: 14 June 2017
The directory contains courses for people interested or working in areas related to drug and alcohol misuse. it has details of upcoming courses and those that have been completed but may be given again in the future.
The Directory does not assess or provide information about the quality or relevance of any...
Published: 29 March 2017
Bibliometric analysis of research publication output supported by the Health Research Board (2013 - 2016)
This report presents the results of a bibliometric study of peer reviewed publications fully or partially funded by the Health Research Board (HRB). The bibliometric analysis for this study was commissioned from CWTS Leiden, a world-leader in this area.
The results of that analysis were compared, where possible, to a...
Published: 31 December 2016
This is the final report of a scoping study commissioned by the HRB National Drugs Library. The objective of the study was to examine the peer-reviewed empirical literature on case management and substance use between 2003 and 2013, and to answer specific research questions based on the literature. These comprised questions...
Published: 28 November 2016
This report presents data on the specialised health and personal social service use and requirements of people with a physical, sensory and/or speech and/or language disability. This report is divided into three sections: 1. Summary of numbers registered. 2. Profile of new registrations and recent reviews (2011-2015). 3....
Published: 26 November 2015
This report presents data on the specialised health and social service use and requirements of people with a physical, sensory and/or speech or language disability. The information is based on records registered on the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database (NPSDD). The NPSDD is a voluntary database which is...
Published: 03 December 2014
The efficacy and effectiveness of drug and alcohol abuse prevention programmes delivered outside of school settings
This rapid evidence assessment (REA) report summarises evidence-based information on the efficacy and effectiveness of drug and alcohol abuse prevention programmes provided outside of school settings. It pulls together evidence from a range of published literature which includes reviews that seek to identify the key...
Published: 02 December 2014
This rapid evidence assessment (REA) summarises evidence on the role of social and human capital in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. It synthesises evidence from a range of literature, including reviews which seek to identify the role that social relationships play in the process of recovery, and primary research...
Published: 22 September 2014
Personal assistance and support services
This bulletin focusses on the unmet needs of those who are recorded on the NPSDD as requiring personal assistance and support services. It also examines their levels of restriction in everyday living.
Published: 22 September 2014
New report on disability service provision and future requirements Figures released today by the Health Research Board in the Annual Report of the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database (NPSDD) Committee 2013 show that demand for services remains high. The analysis in the report is based on...
Published: 04 March 2014
This report was commissioned by the Health Research Board (HRB) which contracted Thomson Reuters (Evidence) to conduct a bibliometric analysis of HRB-supported publications between 2000 and 2012.
HRB-supported publications were matched to the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge and supplemented...
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