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Drugs misuse continues to be one of the most significant challenges facing our country. It is highly destructive and has devastating effects on individuals, relationships, families, communities and society in general. Implementation of the National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016, which sets out...
The Department of Health has published a report entitled - An assessment of the economic cost of smoking in Ireland.  The study was carried out for the Department of Health by ICF International.  The purpose of this study is to contribute to the evidence base of tobacco consumption and its effects...
Subject: Suicide, Self harm
Connecting for Life is Ireland’s National Strategy to reduce suicide (2015-2020). The development of the strategy was a collaborative and inclusive process. Some of the most important contributions to the development of ‘Connecting for Life’ came from our public consultation...
A report developed for the Department of Health by the institute of Public Health in Ireland. This report presents a summary of the feedback of key stakeholders based on a consultation document presenting options for action to address Ireland’s overweight and obesity epidemic. There was a...
The Healthy Ireland Survey is an interviewer-administered survey with interviews conducted on a face-to-face basis with individuals aged 15 and over. The initial wave of this survey involved 7,539 interviews. Fieldwork was conducted between November 2014 and August 2015.
This National Sexual Health Strategy is Ireland’s first national framework for sexual health and wellbeing. It has been developed in response to a recommendation of the National AIDS Strategy Committee (NASC) on the need to establish clear leadership within the health sector around the area...
Subject: Cancer strategy
The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced that a new National Cancer Strategy is to be developed. This will be the third cancer strategy, covering the period 2016 to 2025. A Cancer Strategy Steering Group has been established to advise the Department on the development of the Strategy. It...
Subject: Cancer
Review of ‘A Strategy for Cancer Control in Ireland’. The review was led by Professor Pádraig Warde of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto.  The evaluation panel was very impressed with the excellent progress in the cancer control system in Ireland since the publication of...
The age-sex standardised rate of hospitalisations of people aged 15 years and older with a principal diagnosis of diabetes per 100,000 population. ICD-10-AM E10 –E14 Numerator: Number of hospital discharges with a principal diagnosis of diabetes in a specified year, ages 15 and over....
The age-sex standardised rate of hospitalisations of people aged 15 years and older with a principal diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) per 100,000 population. ICD-10-AM J41, J42, J43, J44, J47 or J40 with a secondary diagnosis of J41, J43, J44 or J47   Numerator: Number of...

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