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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...
Published: 20 March 2019
This is the annually updated bulletin from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on cases of treated problem alcohol use in Ireland. It covers the period 2011 to 2017. In this seven-year period 55,675 cases were treated for alcohol as a main problem drug. The number of cases treated has fallen slightly...
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: 30 August 2018
This is the updated bulletin from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on cases of treated problem alcohol use in Ireland from 2010 to 2016. In this seven-year period 53,763 cases were treated for alcohol as a main problem. The number of cases has plateaued in the last four years.
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: 21 June 2016
In 2009, the Government established a steering group to formulate an alcohol policy. The steering group published their recommendations in 2012 and, following on from this, the government approved an extensive package of evidence based measures in 2013 to deal with alcohol use. These were incorporated into the Public Health...
Published: 22 June 2014
The main objective of the National Alcohol Diary Survey was to estimate personal consumption of, and expenditure on, alcohol among the general population aged 18–75 years living in private households in Ireland. The survey included a comprehensive series of questions on both the rates and patterns of alcohol consumption in...
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...
Published: 10 July 2012
The Department of Health asked the Health Research Board (HRB) to ascertain the knowledge, opinions and behaviours of the general public in relation to alcohol consumption and whether they agreed or disagreed with some of the measures proposed in the recently published Report of the Working Group on a National Substance...
Published: 26 November 2009
The purpose of this overview is to compile and analyse the available data on the social consequences of harmful use of alcohol in Ireland. The methods involve a combination of archival data, survey research results and research literature.
Published: 01 November 2007
This report, from the Health Research Board, shows strong evidence of the increase of alcohol-related illness presenting to Irish hospital services. Against a background of previous reports on alcohol use in Ireland, this report shows that alcohol consumption in the Irish population has increased over the past 11 years,...
Published: 19 July 2007
The study is based on a quantitative analysis of scientic articles published in journals and serials processed for the internet version of the Science Citation Index and associated indices, the Web of Science. It assesses the publication output and impact of Ireland-based health researchers by using bibliometric...
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