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Department of Health, Acute Hospital Expenditure Review

This paper has been prepared by Department of Health as part of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s Expenditure Review 2017.

In service of the Expenditure Review, the objectives of this paper are to:

  • Examine the baseline expenditure in the public acute hospital sector over the period 2011 to date, and identify trends and drivers in hospital expenditure,
  • Consider the levels of activity undertaken and consider whether there have been improvements in productivity over time.

Department of Health Acute Hospital Expenditure Review