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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: 11 April 2019
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...
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: 07 March 2019
This update presents figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) on deaths due to poisoning (overdose) by alcohol and/or other drugs, and deaths among people who use drugs which are not due to poisoning (non-poisonings) for the period 2004-2016.
Published: 15 October 2018
Quality of life outcomes and costs associated with moving from congregated settings to community living arrangements for people with intellectual disability. An evidence review
The purpose of this review is to systematically evaluate the evidence on quality of life outcomes and costs associated with a move from a congregated setting to a community living arrangement for people with intellectual disability. The right to live independently in a place of one’s own choosing is a core value of the...
Published: 15 October 2018
This HRB evidence review identifies 13 integrated interventions between the hospital and the community that were tested to see if they reduce pressure on acute hospitals among adults. In this review, a reduction in pressure on acute hospitals was measured by a reduction in adult: admissions to hospital; readmissions...
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: 02 August 2018
Health workforce planning (HWF) is a challenging process that requires input from all involved in healthcare; a HWF planning framework helps governments and planners develop and implement strategies to achieve an effective and sustainable health workforce.
This report presents the findings of a review of...
Published: 12 December 2017
This update presents figures from the National Drug Related Deaths Index on deaths due to poisonings (overdose) by alcohol and/or other drugs, and deaths among drug users (non-poisoning), in the period 2004-2015.
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: 02 July 2017
The National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) records cases of treated problem drug and alcohol use in Ireland between 2009 and 2015.
In this seven-year period 56,702 cases were treated for problem alcohol use. The number of cases increased from 7,993 in 2009 to 8,876 in 2011. Since then the numbers have...
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: 10 April 2017
Approaches to the regulation and financing of home care services in four European countries. An evidence review
This evidence review describes approaches to the regulation and financing of formal home care services in four European countries. These are Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Scotland. It describes and compares published information on formal home care with respect to:
Published: 07 April 2017
This report presents an analysis of the outputs, outcomes and some emerging impacts across a range of evaluation metrics and indicators, arising from 198 HRB grants (combined value of €55 million) that completed in 2014 and 2015. The analysis presented is a snapshot at the point of end-of-grant (EOG). Further outputs,...
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: 13 December 2016
This update presents figures from the National Drug Related Deaths Index on deaths due to poisonings (overdose) by alcohol and/or other drugs, and deaths among drug users (non-poisoning), in the period 2004-2014.
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...
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