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Admissions of private patients to public hospitals in Ireland increase

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:888
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    Although 20% of beds in public hospitals in Ireland are allocated to private patients, insured patients are taking up as much as 30% of the space, it was revealed last week.

    Ireland's Economic and Social Research Institute says that as a result 14 000 non-emergency private patients …

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