The Irish Heart Attack/ Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Audit Objectives

The primary objective of the Heart Attack Audit is to maintain a database of ACS patients admitted to Primary Percutaneous Intervention Centres in Ireland to drive continuous quality improvement to deliver the best patient outcomes.

The objectives are:

  • Support the collection of high quality data on ACS patients admitted to Primary Percutaneous Intervention Centres in Ireland for local and national reporting
  • Disseminate the outputs from the data in a timely manner to all relevant stakeholders
  • Benchmark heart attack care and outcomes nationally and internationally
  • Support/promote use of data for improvement of care at local and national level
  • Provide data to support the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry system and activity based funding
  • Employ data to inform national policy