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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: 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: 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: 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...
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: 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: 14 December 2015
Drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland: 2013 figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index
This update presents figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) on deaths due to poisoning by alcohol and/or other drugs, and deaths among drug users, in the period 2004-2013. The figures in this update supersede all previously published figures. It is a 'web only' publication, and may be downloaded for...
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.
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