Research Theme: Medical Services Utilisation

 

Description of project only

 

Project(2019):The overall aims of my PhD thesis is to develop solutions regarding resource allocation and financing models for primary care for Ireland’s ageing population.  The datasets will be used to further inform the levels and type of healthcare provided to the older population, by examining the individual needs of the population.

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: 2016

 

Project (2016):  Healthcare utilisation (e.g. number of GP visits or number of insurance claims) depends on the need of the individual - e.g. those who are in full health may not have any visits whereas others may make multiple visits. One statistical model that may be appropriate in these circumstances is a zero-inflated probability model (which allows for a large number of zero utilisation observations in the population). The purpose of this project is to explore the use of the zero inflated Poisson model in the context of the TILDA data. Extensions of this model may allow for the modelling of multiple waves of data, where the underlying rate depends on the characteristics of the individual.

 

Name: William Behan
Institution: None
Contact: wbehan@eircom.net
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: To perform a meta-analysis of original audits and surveys on GP activity: 'How frequently do patients utilise their family practice? A scoping review in Irish general practice spanning 2000-2015'.

 

 

Name: Sheelah Connolly
Institution: ESRI
Contact: sheelah.connolly@esri.ie
Completion: December 2018

 

Project: Researchers at the ESRI are currently developing a projection model of healthcare demand and expenditure. This involves estimating current utilisation of a range of health and social care services as well estimates of unmet need for various services. The requested data will be used to quantify utilisation of various health and social care services disaggregated by age and gender including hospital and primary care services. In addition, the data will be used to explore unmet healthcare needs among the cohort. Unmet need will be assessed from the question about primary/community care services which the individual did not receive but which they felt they had a need. Funder: Department of Health.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Health.

 

 

Name: Andriy Danyliv
Institution: NUI Galway
Contact: andrii.danyliv@nuigalway.ie
Completion: December 2015

 

Project: We plan to study the utilization of the primary care and outpatient services in Ireland. For this purpose we will consider GP as a principal agent, taking decisions for a patient about further referrals, and link the utilization of their services to the use of outpatient services in hospital testing various hypotheses about GPs behaviour. We will also investigate if there is a difference in referrals across different groups of patients. The data use is supposed to be finished in December 2015. 

 

 

Name: Sibeal Dempsey
Institution: University College London
Contact: sibeal.dempsey.14@ucl.ac.uk
Completion: September 2015

 

Project: To complete an MSc Economics dissertation in UCL. The study will be a regression discontinuity approach to the impact of medical card eligibility on medical services utilisation. The estimated end use is September 2015.

 

 

Name: Donna Downey
Institution: University College Dublin
Contact: donna.downey@ucdconnect.ie
Completion: July 2016

 

Project: Dissertation for the purpose of part fulfilling the requirements for award of the MPH degree from UCD. Research Question: Do changes to entitlement to state funded medication schemes in the Irish Health System affect levels of polypharmacy.

 

 

Name: Garret Ginty
Institution: NUI Galway
Contact: garretginty@hotmail.com
Completion: August 2016

 

Project: I wish to examine health care utilisation with a particular regard to those with chronic diseases. I want to examine the relationship between any chronic disease management programmes and their effect on reducing acute hospital care.

 

 

Name: Roisin Morris
Institution: HSE
Contact: roisin0212@gmail.com
Completion: Withheld

Project: Medical Workforce Planning: I would like to look at GP and inpatient visitation rates as well as the incidence of chronic disease and multi-morbidity and how these relate to visitations/attendances. I am also interested in the visitation rates as per medical and non-medical card holders.

 

 

Name: Mary-Ann O'Donovan
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Contact: maryannodonovan@rcsi.ie
Completion: Withheld

Project: My PhD thesis is concerned with the housing transitions of older people with intellectual disability and the impact on health and health service use. An element of the study is a comparison with the general population of older people as well as older people with other functional limitations.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Disability and Health.

 

 

Name: Olawale Olanrewaju
Institution: University of York
Contact: oto500@york.ac.uk
Completion: 2017

 

Project: The TILDA dataset will be analysed as part of my PhD project titled 'User fees and GP utilization: A policy evaluation of the extension of GP visit cards to diabetes patients in Ireland'.

 

 

Name: Simone Schneider
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: sschneid@tcd.ie
Completion: Withheld

Project: The requested datasets will be used for research on health, health inequalities and access to health care services in Ireland within the framework of the Norface funded research project HEALTHDOX (2015-2018). HEALTHDOX is an international collaborative research project which aims to explore future trajectories of European health politics and policies through an investigation of the impact of recent health reforms on health inequalities, health expenditures, and public attitudes towards both the health system and the welfare state. It will investigate health policy developments from 1990 to the present in Estonia, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. The impact of these policy changes will be analysed using quantitative data found in both national and international sources. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Health.

 

 

Name: Brendan Walsh
Institution: City University London
Contact: brendan.walsh.1@city.ac.uk
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: This data will be used for two specific projects: 1). To examine GP utilisation in Ireland across individuals with different health insurance states and 2). To estimate the inequalities in utilisation of cancer screening services in Ireland. 

 

 

Name: Austin Warters
Institution: Health Service Executive
Contact: austin.warters@hse.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: We are in the process of writing a paper for publication on home care unitisation in North Dublin. We have a dataset of 1,300 older people using low levels of home support and wish to compare the profile of this with the TILDA data. This is with a view to undertaking further research work on the longer term outcomes from home care utilisation. 

 

 

Name: Arthur White
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: arwhite@tcd.ie
Completion: June 2016

Project: We intend to perform an exploratory analysis of the health service variables in the data set. Our aim is to investigate health service use by the elderly. 

 

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: June 2016

Project: I am currently completing a masters in public health. I will examine the factors influencing uptake of the seasonal influenza vaccine. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Health.

 

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: December 2013

Project: These data will be used to examine health service utilisation by persons with a diagnosis of stroke and to relate their utilisation to other variables such as age, gender, household composition and objective measures of health. This analysis will contribute to a project examining rehabilitation services for stroke patients in the Irish health-care system, identifying patterns of use and assessing implications (economic, health outcomes) of existing and new models of care. 

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