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Joanne Wilson and Lindsay Prior

surprising; previous years (1980 to 1987) had been marred by a prolonged economic recession, which saw living standards plummet, unemployment escalate (employment decreased by nearly 6% and 25% in manufacturing), and mass emigration rise (O’Donnell, 1998). Fearful of national insolvency and of a declining tax base, the document authors deployed an apparently objective and technical narrative of ‘efficiency’ to justify and legitimise real cuts in healthcare expenditure. They argued that the state was spending too much, given that more affluent countries were spending less

in Reframing health and health policy in Ireland