Deaths in Ireland have been reduced significantly in the last ten years according to a new study.
A recent OECD report shows that mortality in Ireland due to cancer has fallen by 21 per cent, heart disease by 59 per cent and cerebrovascular disease by 54 per cent between 1990 and 2011. In all three instances, the rate of decline was greater than the OECD average.
As well as mortality rates falling avergage life excpectancy has also increased by four years. Notwithstanding these increases the mortality burden from cardiovascular disease and cancer remains high and further improvements can be made.
The OECD proposes that improved health gain can be made by making improvemnets to further reduce Ireland’s high rates of smoking, obesity and alcohol consumption.
The decrease in mortality is attributed to improved healthcare and earlier diagnosis. Through Health Screening we can identify potential health risks before they become more serious.
The benefits of health screening can be felt by both the employer and the employee alike. Health screening is an effective way of increasing employee morale, and leads to reduced sickness and levels of absenteeism.
Smoking Cessation Programmes, Carbon Monoxide Lung Analysis, Cardiovascular Risk Assessment, Alcohol Awareness/Risk Assessment, Spirometry, Celiac Testing, Weight and Stress Management.