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Annual Report on Hospital Mortality in Ireland Released

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The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) published its third National Audit of Hospital Mortality Annual Report. It provides mortality information across six key diagnoses: acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, ischaemic stroke, haemorrhagic stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pneumonia. The report found in-hospital mortality rates for the six diagnoses contained in this report are lower than they were 10 years ago.

Data for the report are extracted from the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry Scheme (HIPE) and are uploaded to the National Quality Assurance Improvement System, National Audit of Hospital Mortality (NQAIS NAHM) web-based tool. This allows individual hospitals to access their mortality data at hospital, diagnostic group, and individual diagnosis level.  Data from 44 publicly funded hospitals in Ireland was used in this report.

Comparison to other hospitals is not possible. Hospitals can view their own data in relation to a national average.

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