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Ireland. Department of Health. (2024) Health in Ireland: key trends 2023. Dublin: Government of Ireland.

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The 2023 edition of this report compiles summary statistics on various aspects of health and healthcare over the past ten years, using national and international data to highlight national trends and situate Ireland among its European and global peers.

  • Chapter 1 Population and Life Expectancy
  • Chapter 2 Health of the Population
  • Chapter 3 Hospital Care
  • Chapter 4 Primary Care and Community Services
  • Chapter 5 Health Service Employment
  • Chapter 6 Health Service Expenditure
  • Chapter 7 Health Status at Census 2022

P.19 Cigarette consumption has decreased since 2002, as shown in Figure 2.9. Alcohol consumption has also decreased over the same period, but not as dramatically. In 2022, Irish people consumed 9.4 litres of alcohol per capita, based on Revenue figures.

P.54 Table 4.4 and Figure 4.7 present data on the treatment of problem drug and alcohol use. There were 18,009 cases treated in 2022, representing a rate of 535.5 people per 100,000 population aged 15–64 (Table 4.4). Figure 4.7 shows that this rate peaked over the last decade in 2014 at 558.4.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol, All substances, Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Screening / Assessment
February 2024
100 p.
Government of Ireland
Corporate Creators
Ireland. Department of Health
Place of Publication

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