|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
Modern medical facilities and highly skilled medical practitioners are available in Ireland, but due to high demand, access to medical specialists and admissions to hospitals for certain non-life-threatening medical conditions may result in extensive waiting lists. It is not unusual for emergency room (ER) services to be very busy or for post-treatment admissions to include a long wait (sometimes overnight) on a gurney in a hallway rather than in a shared or private room.
Over-the-counter medications of most types are available, but many U.S. brands are not. (Ask the pharmacist about substitutes.) Some medications available over the counter in the United States may require a prescription in Ireland. Irish pharmacists may not be able to dispense medication prescribed by U.S. physicians and may direct you to obtain a prescription from an Irish doctor before providing your required medication.
If you are traveling to Ireland and may require medical treatment while in the country, consult your personal physician prior to traveling. A list of Irish general practitioners in each area of Ireland may be obtained from the website of the Irish College of General Practitioners. Emergency services usually respond quickly.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||99.7%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||0.1%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||100%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||0.2%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||5.8|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||6,900|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||3.19|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||1%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||99.6%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||97.9%|
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