The Irish Heart Attack Audit Objectives

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

AimTo conduct an audit of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) care.
ObjectiveTo integrate the existing Heartbeat audit of STEMI into the IHAA within NOCA and to encompass STEMI, NSTEMI, and unstable angina hospital admissions. To evolve and develop the current Heartbeat dataset to match international data collection best practice standards for ACS audit (i.e. the Swedeheart Swedish Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty Registry; National Cardiovascular Data Registry Myocardial Infarction Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Registry; and Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project datasets).
ObjectiveTo maintain a database of all inpatients with an ACS in Ireland in order to support/promote continuous QI initiatives at local and national level and to deliver the best patient outcomes.
ObjectiveTo support the collection of high-quality data on all inpatient ACS admissions in Ireland in order to permit local and national reporting of outcomes.
ObjectiveTo disseminate the outputs from the data to all relevant stakeholders in a timely manner.
ObjectiveTo benchmark ACS care and outcomes against national and international standards.
ObjectiveTo develop appropriate risk-adjusted modelling of outcomes in order to facilitate national, regional Hospital Group, and individual hospital- and physician-level QI, and to develop patient-reported outcome measures for ACS.
ObjectiveTo provide data to support and inform national policies for ACS and related cardiovascular conditions.