Irish National ICU Audit How it Works
Both the adult and paediatric audits collaborate with audit organisations in England. The Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) (adults) and the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) (paediatrics) advise NOCA, monitor the quality of data, and analyse the data in order to provide quarterly (adult) and annual (adult and paediatric) reports on activity and on the quality of care in ICUs.
The Irish National ICU Audit collects two different kinds of data from participating units across Ireland.
The Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) dataset for Irish National ICU Audit (INICUA) is sent for benchmarking to ICNARC in the UK
The local dataset supports the INICUA dataset and both are reported on from local databases in each hospital.