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Recommendations for a more integrated approach to National Health and Social Care Data Collections in Ireland

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The Authority has published six recommendations for a more integrated approach to national health and social care data collections.

National collections in Ireland have evolved over time in a largely uncoordinated fashion. This results in service users being asked to provide the same information on multiple occasions. This in turn prevents the safe, effective, transfer of information.

The first recommendation is that the development of a strategic framework for national health and social care data collections in Ireland should be prioritised, setting out a roadmap and informing policy development for these collections.