Health Services Delivery

Over the past two decades, health system transformations have led to the development of new models of health service delivery in many countries. In Ireland, there has been a significant shift in healthcare provision due to the launch of the Primary Care Strategy (2001). Primary care is the routine point of entry into the health care system in Ireland for people with new symptoms or illness and the primary source of continuing care for those with multiple chronic conditions.

The Health Services Delivery research theme focuses on optimising the management, delivery and evaluation of safe and effective healthcare to ensure that services relating to health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management are evidence-based and delivered across transitions of care within the health system. An integrated, interdisciplinary approach that is focused around the needs and expectations of people in their communities is a key focus of our Health Services Delivery theme. To this end, the theme comprises of a collaborative network of research active interdisciplinary and inter-faculty academics and healthcare practitioners focused on building clinical and research collaborations to enhance health services delivery. We will build on existing strengths including:

  • Chronic disease management across transitions of care
  • Mental health
  • Health inequalities
  • Data linkage and access at local, national and international level
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