This profile provides a concise and policy-relevant overview of health and the health
system in Ireland as part of the broader series of the State of Health in the EU country
profiles. It provides a short synthesis of: the health status in the country; the
determinants of health, focussing on behavioural risk factors; the organisation of
the health system; and the effectiveness, accessibility and resilience of the health
system. This profile is the joint work of the OECD and the European Observatory on
Health Systems and Policies, in co-operation with the European Commission.