In December, the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) in Ireland launched the first National Audit of Hospital Mortality Report, presenting an analysis of mortality from the National Audit of Hospital Mortality between 2013 and 2015. Hospital mortality is one of many potential outcome measures which can be used as a quality indicator to improve care. There are 44 acute publicly funded hospitals contributing data to the audit. The report presents information across five key diagnoses: acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure, ischaemic stroke, haemorrhagic stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) & bronchiectasis.
- National Audit of Hospital Mortality Report. National Office of Clinical Audit. December 2016. (PDF)
- NOCA related press release: https://www.noca.ie/news/launch-of-the-national-audit-of-hospital-mortality-report-15th-december