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'Ireland'


1990 data. Information is reproduced from the Guide to Health Services of the World, published by the International Hospital Federation, ISBN 0 900590 26 2. Price 16.00.

National Population
3.5m

Birth Rate (per 1000 Population)
15.1

Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
69.5 (male) 75.0 (female)

Death Rate (per 1000 population)
9.1

Total expenditure on health services mio of national currency units
3,013m

Description of Health Service

Hospitals may be publicly or privately owned but their services are contracted out the public health care system. There is also a small private hospital sector which operates largely outside the system. Health care services are financed mostly from general tax revenue.


 
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