Confronting Coronavirus
Coronavirus and private hospitals: decision time
May 18, 2020 · 21 min
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The argument for taking 19 private hospitals into public control was clear in late March: to avoid the overrun of our health services with cases of Covid-19, as had happened in Italy. But now with that risk diminished, the decision about what to do next is much less clear-cut. Here we dig into how the deal is working, its shortcomings and the knock-on effects it is having on our imperfect healthcare system.

Martin Wall is The Irish Times industry correspondent.
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