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Irish health board tackles waiting lists

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1096
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    The largest health board in the Republic of Ireland has launched an action plan to tackle waiting lists. Fifty three per cent of patients on Irish waiting lists are in the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA), which includes Dublin.

    Specialties with the longest waiting lists are orthopaedics; ear, nose, and throat; ophthalmology; plastic surgery, and vascular surgery. Overall, 40% of patients on lists have been waiting more than a year for …

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