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Release of First Irish Paediatric Critical Care Audit Report, 2017-2019

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The first Irish Paediatric Critical Care Audit (IPCCA) report was released under the governance of the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) and covering the years 2017–2019. Until now, Republic of Ireland (ROI) paediatric intensive care quality metrics and case-mix-adjusted outcomes have been reported through
submission to, and in collaboration with, the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) in the United Kingdom (UK). This has captured paediatric intensive care data for the two children’s hospitals in the ROI: Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin and CHI at Temple Street. Such specific, validated and benchmarked data are essential for the quality assurance of paediatric intensive care in the ROI.

Through a collaboration across the Irish National ICU Audit (INICUA) and PICANet datasets, meaningful patient-level activity – similar to the adult INICUA dataset, which benchmarks in collaboration with the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre in the UK – was secured and thus a composite picture of patient-level activity and case mix programme quality indices is now available for both adult and paediatric intensive care for all participating hospitals in the ROI.

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