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Release of National Audit of Hospital Mortality Annual Report Finds Mortality rates Decreasing in Irish Hospitals

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The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) released the fifth National Audit of Hospital Mortality Annual Report. The report presents information from 44 public acute hospitals in Ireland across six medical conditions: acute myocardial infarction (AMI) / heart attack, heart failure, ischaemic stroke, haemorrhagic stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. The report looked at mortality rates over the last 10 years in public acute hospitals across those six medical conditions. Data in this report are from the closed Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) scheme file for 2019 on the National Quality Assurance Improvement System, National Audit of Hospital Mortality (NQAIS NAHM) web-based tool.

The National Audit of Hospital Mortality shows improved mortality rates for patients across five of the six medical conditions assessed during 2019. Mortality rate only increased for one group of patients in 2019, those with COPD.

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