Primary Care Reimbursement Service

Department/Agency

Health Service Executive

Key information

Details of payments made under the schemes General Medical Services (GMS), Drugs Payment (DP), Long Term Illness (LTI), Dental Treatment Services (DTS), European Economic Area (EEA), High Tech Drugs (HTD), Primary Childhood Immunisation, Health (Amendment) Act 1996, Methadone Treatment, and Health Service Executive Community Ophthalmic Services (HSE-COS); numbers of eligible persons (including dependants) by sex, age and county; costs of medicines by sex and age; costs of prescriptions; details of the 100 most commonly prescribed products; expenditure by major therapeutic classification; distribution of medicines and appliances by anatomical therapeutic chemical classification. The statistics are also classified by HSE area.

Source

Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS) administrative records.

Scope

All payments for services provided in the community by general practitioners, community pharmacies, dentists and optometrists/ophthalmologists made by the Primary Care Reimbursement Service.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Calendar year

Start date

2005 (PCRS), 1998 (General Medical Services (Payments) Board)

Timeliness

10 months after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • HSE area
    Two classifications are used: (1) East Coast Area; South Western Area; Northern Area; Midland; Mid-Western; North Eastern; North Western; South Eastern; Southern; Western; (2) Eastern Areas; Midland; Mid-Western; North Eastern; North Western; South Eastern; Southern; Western.
  • County
    The 26 geographic counties, except that Tipperary NR and Tipperary SR are distinguished.
  • Age
    Under 5 years 5-11; 12-15; 16-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-54; 55-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75+ years.
  • Drugs, medicines and appliances (broad)
    Alimentary tract and metabolism; Blood and blood-forming organs; Cardiovascular system; Dermatologicals; Genito-urinary system and sex hormones; Systemic hormonal preparations; Anti-infectives for systemic use; Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents; Musculo-skeletal system; Nervous system; Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents; Respiratory system; Sensory organs; Clinical nutritional products; Diagnostic products; Ostomy appliances; Urinary appliances; Needles/syringes/lancets; Other therapeutic products; Dressings; Miscellaneous.
  • Drugs, medicines and appliances (detailed)
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification system.
  • Distance from surgery
    Less Than 3 miles; 3-5; 5-7; 7-10; 11+ miles
  • Special items of service
    Excisions/cryotherapy/diathermy, skin lesions; Suturing, cuts and lacerations; Hydroceles, draining of; Haemorrhages, dental/nasal; Veins, recognised treatment; ECG, tests and interpretation; Diaphragm, instruction in the fitting of; Eye, removal of adherent foreign body; Ear/nose/throat, removal of foreign body; Nebuliser, treatment in the case of acute asthmatic attack; Bladder, catheterization; Case conference, convened by HSE; Diaphragm, advice and fitting of; IUCD, counselling and fitting of; Pneumococcal, vaccination; Influenza, vaccination; Pneumococcal/influenza, vaccination; Hepatitis B, vaccination.

Theme

People and Society - Health

Page Created

2009-07-16

Page Modified

2015-08-05

Keywords

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