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Published: 15 March 2017
Assisted reproductive technologies: International approaches to public funding mechanisms and criteria. An evidence review
This evidence review from the Health Research Board examines the public funding mechanisms for Assisted Reproductive Therapies (ART) in different countries. The review looks at the associated costs and benefits for the funder, provider and patient, the criteria for accessing the public funded service and the basis for these...
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: 08 November 2016
Interventions that promote increased breastfeeding rates and breastfeeding duration among women: An umbrella review
To facilitate the implementation of the HSE Breastfeeding Action Plan, the Department of Health requested the HRB to carry out a review of interventions which aim to increase initiation, exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding. The goal of this review was to identify evidence of effective interventions from good quality...
Published: 13 September 2016
This evidence review examines examples from the health workforce planning frameworks of other countries to highlight the systems, tools, and models used to implement health workforce planning policy and strategies. The aim is to understand the functional requirements of a successful workforce planning approach. Five...
Published: 26 June 2016
Individualised budgeting for social care services for people with a disability: International approaches and evidence on financial sustainability
This evidence review addresses two key questions:
1. What models or approaches to individualised or personalised budgeting in response to needs assessment for social care services for people with a disability are used in other jurisdictions?
2. What is the evidence on the financial sustainability of different...
Published: 23 June 2016
The review presents a set of barriers to, and facilitators of, the successful implementation of hospital mergers. Our overall qualitative finding in answer to our main research question is that ‘the distance between senior management and hospital staff is a greater threat to implementing a hospital merger than the...
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 April 2016
The HRB has completed a review on the nature of Minor Ailment Schemes (MAS) delivery by pharmacists for the Department of Health (DOH). The ultimate aim of this review was to describe how MASs operated in other jurisdictions, including how the schemes are structured, regulated and resourced. The DoH also wished to identify...
Published: 22 October 2015
Review of the regulation and governance processes of independent hospital entities in England and New Zealand
This report presents the findings of a review of the existing evidence on the establishment and regulation of, and governance for, foundation trusts in England and New Zealand. The authors examined a number of countries (Australia, Canada, England, France, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland and Spain) to determine if they had...
Published: 23 June 2015
The Evidence Centre of the Health Research Board (HRB) was commissioned by the National Office for Suicide Prevention to carry out a review of the evidence base for suicide prevention. In this report, we present our findings from a review of reviews, seeking to answer two research questions: 1. Which suicide prevention...
Published: 08 June 2015
Treated problem alcohol use in Ireland: 2013 figures from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System
This paper presents figures from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on treated problem alcohol use in Ireland, for the period 2009 to 2013.
Published: 01 June 2015
This report presents the findings of a review of the evidence carried out by a team at the Evidence Centre of the Health Research Board (HRB) on the health impacts of community water fluoridation (CWF).
Published: 13 May 2015
Executive summary. Purpose: The Department of Health (DoH) is in the process of undertaking a strategic review of medical training and career structure for post-graduate medical doctors in Ireland. To assist this process, the DoH required a review of the literature on specific aspects of mentoring for post-graduate medical...
Published: 13 May 2015
The HRB has just completed a review of the fat and carbohydrate content of the Department of Health’s (DOH) food pyramid. The ultimate aim of this review was to provide up-to-date international evidence regarding the composition of the food pyramid, focusing in particular on simple and complex carbohydrates, and fats...
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 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: 01 April 2014
This review considers the international evidence in relation to mechanisms and structures used to integrate health services (provided under Universal Health Insurance) and social care services.
Published: 01 April 2014
The Government is committed to the introduction of a single-tier health service, supported by universal health insurance, where access is based on need, not ability to pay. Under universal health insurance (UHI), everyone will be insured for a standard package of primary and hospital care services, including mental health...
Published: 31 March 2014
Treated problem alcohol use in Ireland: 2012 figures from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System
This paper presents figures from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on treated problem alcohol use in Ireland, for the period 2008 to 2012.
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