The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) released the fourth National Audit of Hospital Mortality Annual Report reporting on mortality patterns across 44 publicly funded acute hospitals in Ireland during 2018. The report presents information across six medical conditions: acute myocardial infarction (AMI) / heart attack, heart failure, ischaemic stroke, haemorrhagic stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. The source of data for this report is the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) scheme, which is a health information system designed to collect clinical and administrative data on patient discharges from acute hospitals in Ireland.
- National Audit of Hospital Mortality Annual Report 2018. National Office of Clinical Audit. December 2019 (PDF)