Read more: Universal GP Care in Ireland: Potential Cost Implications
The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, Spring 2018, pp. 93-109 Sheelah Connolly* ESRI, Anne Nolan ESRI, Brendan Walsh, ESRI, Maev-Ann Wren ESRI The Digest Series presents summaries of papers that make contributions to policy debates that have already been published by the identified authors in cited outlets. Introduction In 2011, the Government…
Read more: General Medical Services Scheme: key trends in the volume and expenditure of medical cards
The General Medical Service Scheme (GMS) provides Medical Cards (MCs) and General Practitioner Visit Cards (GPVCs) on the basis of an income means-test. Full MC holders receive free access to GP services and pharmaceuticals, while GPVCs entitle access to GP services only.