Start time: 12.30 pm
End time: 2.00 pm
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This event will present findings on new ESRI research which provides projections of expenditure for public acute hospital and adult psychiatric in-patient services for Ireland for the years 2018-2035. These projections are based on new ESRI projections for population and economic growth, both of which consider the potential impact of COVID-19. A range of alternative projections are presented reflecting alternative assumptions about population growth, trends in health and life expectancy, policy change, and costs.
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Dr. Conor Keegan - Conor is a Research Officer at the ESRI. He holds BA and MSc degrees in Economics, both awarded by TCD. In 2016 Conor completed his PhD in TCD investigating aspects of competition in the Irish private health insurance market. His main research interests include competition and consumer mobility in health insurance markets, healthcare financing and utilisation, and Irish health policy.
Conor is a member of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group where he undertakes COVID-19 hospital utilisation modelling on behalf of NPHET. He is lead developer of the ESRI’s Hippocrates Model under the ESRI’s Research Programme in Healthcare reform, funded by the Department of Health.
Dr. Aoife Brick – Aoife is a Research Officer at the ESRI. She holds a BA, MA and a PhD in Economics from National University of Ireland, Galway. Her research on health economics has covered a wide range of health areas, including healthcare utilisation and reform, pharmaceutical pricing, maternity services, and palliative care.
Aoife is a lead developer of the ESRI’s Hippocrates model and has recently led on research using Hippocrates to examine the potential cost of reducing Ireland’s public hospital waiting lists. She, along with Conor, are lead authors of the ESRI’s recent publication ‘Projections of expenditure for public hospitals in Ireland, 2018–2035, based on the Hippocrates Model’.