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Table 2 The General Medical Services scheme

From: Peer support in type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial in primary care with parallel economic and qualitative analyses: pilot study and protocol

THE GENERAL MEDICAL SERVICES SCHEME [33]
-Free medical and surgical health services for those on low income and for everyone over 70 yrs of age
-An eligible person is entitled to select a General Practitioner of their choice, from those doctors who have entered into agreements with the Health Service Executive
-29.5% of the population are entitled to a medical card