One Island – Two Systems: A comparison of health status and health and social service use by community-dwelling older people in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Hannah McGee, Ann O'Hanlon, Maja Barker, Anne Hickey, Rebecca Garavan, , Richard Layte, Emer Shelley, Frances Horgan, Vivienne Crawford, Robert Stout & Desmond O'Neill
This project involves a cross-sectional study of community- dwelling older people aged 65 + years in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Significant differences exist in policy, structures, coverage and funding between the two healthcare systems. These differences – a ‘one island – two systems’ situation – provide a unique opportunity to learn by comparing the health, social status and service experiences of two groups of older people on one island with two differing...
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