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T 2017 A Performance Measurement Framework for DATFs

A Performance Measurement Framework for Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

Haase, T., and Pratschke, J. (2017)

The Performance Measurement Framework for Drug and Alcohol Task Forces was developed by Trutz Haase – Social & Economic Consultant – and Jonathan Pratschke on behalf of the Department of Health. The aim of the report is to develop a longitudinal performance measurement framework which will enable the Department of Health to measure the effectiveness [...]


Affluence and Private Health Insurance Influence Treatment and Survival in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Comber, H., de Camargo Cancela, M., Haase, T., Johnson, H. ,Sharp, L. and Pratschke, J. (2016)

  Background The aim of this study was to investigate inequalities in survival for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), distinguishing between direct and indirect effects of patient, social and process-of-care factors. Methods All cases of NHL diagnosed in Ireland in 2004–2008 were included. Variables describing patient, cancer, stage and process of care were included in a discrete-time [...]

T 2016 Ageing & Society

Direct and indirect influences of socio-economic position on the wellbeing of older adults: a Structural Equation Model using data from the first wave of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing

Pratschke, J., Haase, T. and McKeown, K. (2016)

The authors use Structural Equation Modelling techniques to analyse the determinants of wellbeing amongst older adults using data from the first wave of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), a rich source of data on people aged over 50 and living in private households. The analysis uses a two-group linear statistical model to explore [...]

T 2016 International Journal of Cancer

Causes and Outcomes of Emergency Presentation of Rectal Cancer

Comber, H., Sharp, L., de Camargo Cancela, M., Haase, T., Johnson, H. and Pratschke, J. (2016)

Emergency presentation of rectal cancer carries a relatively poor prognosis, but the roles and interactions of causative factors remain unclear. We describe an innovative statistical approach which distinguishes between direct and indirect effects of a number of contextual, patient and tumour factors on emergency presentation and outcome of rectal cancer. All patients diagnosed with rectal [...]

T 2016 BMC Medical Research Methodology

Mechanisms and Mediation in Survival Analysis: Towards an Integrated Analytical Framework

Pratschke, J., Haase, T., Comber, H., Sharp, L., de Camargo Cancela, M., and Johnson, H. (2016)

Background: A wide-ranging debate has taken place in recent years on mediation analysis and causal modelling, raising profound theoretical, philosophical and methodological questions. The authors build on the results of these discussions to work towards an integrated approach to the analysis of research questions that situate survival outcomes in relation to complex causal pathways with [...]

T 2015 Outcomes of Free Pre-School Year in Ireland

Determinants of Child Outcomes in Free Pre-School Year

McKeown, K., Haase, T. and Pratschke, J. (2015)

The study analyses determinants of child outcomes in a cohort of children who participated in the Free Pre-School Year. Child outcomes are measured through a before-and-after assessment of children using the Early Development Instrument. The sample comprises 448 children in 70 early years centres. There are three main findings. First, children with more or better [...]


Dying in Institutional Care

Engling Cardoso, F., Haase, T., McKeown, K. and Pratschke, J. (2014)

Rund 2,4 Millionen Menschen sind in Deutschland pflegebedürftig, im Jahr 2030 werden dies etwa 3,5 Millionen sein. Der Trend zu Verstädterung, kleineren Familien und die demografische Entwicklung deuten darauf hin, dass in Zukunft ein Großteil der deutschen Bevölkerung in Pflegeeinrichtungen sterben wird – schon heute sind es ungefähr 40%. Dies wirft Fragen auf: Welche Versorgungs- [...]

T 2014 Evaluation of NEYAI & Siolta QAP - Summary Report

Evaluation of National Early Years Access Initiative & Siolta Quality Assurance Programme

McKeown, K., Haase, T., and Pratschke, J. (2014)

This report is an evaluation of the National Early Years Access Initiative (NEYAI), a three-year programme (2011-2014) to improve quality and outcomes in the early years sector. NEYAI comprises 11 projects mainly located in disadvantaged areas of Dublin, Cork and Limerick and two rural locations in Longford/Westmeath and Donegal. It was officially launched by the [...]

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T 2014 Individual Needs - Collective Responses

Individual Needs – Collective Responses

McKeown, K., Pratschke, J. and Haase, T., (2014)

This report assesses the national business case for a social enterprise to provide services for older people in Ireland. The proposed social enterprise will be constituted as a ‘charitable trust’ under the Charities Act 2009 and will have a different legal status to a public or private body. It will trade commercially but with a [...]

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