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Ireland announces 30 primary care teams to provide “one stop services” to ease pressures on the hospital system

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 01 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1272
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    The Irish government unveiled its long term strategy for the health service this week, saying it aims to provide thousands of new hospital beds, make major structural reforms, and take radical measures to deal with hospital waiting lists.

    The 208 page document, Quality and Fairness—A Health System for You, marks the beginning of a series of further announcements over a two week period. The main document is to be followed by others on primary health care, how to increase bed capacity, the results of a value for money audit, and a report on care for elderly people.

    At the centre of the strategy is …

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