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The COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland: An overview of the health service and economic policy response

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Show simple item record Kennelly, Brendan O'Callaghan, Mike Coughlan, Diarmuid Cullinan, John Doherty, Edel Glynn, Liam G. Moloney, Eoin Queally, Michelle 2021-01-07T09:44:09Z 2021-01-07T09:44:09Z 2020
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Objectives: To outline the situation in Ireland with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Analyse the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. Review the key public health and health system responses. Results: Over 1700 people have died with COVID-19 by July 19th while almost 3000 people had been admitted to hospital with COVID-19. A high proportion of the deaths occurred in nursing homes and other residential centres who did not receive sufficient attention during the early phase of the pandemic. Conclusions: Ireland’s response to the COVID-19 crisis has been comprehensive and timely. Transparency, a commitment to a relatively open data policy, the use of traditional and social media to inform the population, and the frequency of updates from the Department of Health and the Health Services Executive are all commendable and have led to a high level of compliance among the general public with the various non-medical measures introduced by the government. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Health Policy and Technology;9, pp. 419-429
dc.subject Health system en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Public health en_US
dc.title The COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland: An overview of the health service and economic policy response en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.hlpt.2020.08.021
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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