NAHM Objectives

NAHM analyses Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) data for the purpose of identifying and trending mortality in acute hospitals in Ireland. The main objective of NAHM is to analyse and display mortality patterns across the country’s hospitals, in order to guide improvement measures.

Through the process of audit, NAHM data will enable us to:

  • Understand and improve the quality of hospital-based mortality data

  • Stimulate reflection on the quality of overall patient care

  • Identify potential areas for improvement.