National Audit of Hospital Mortality


In collaboration with the HSE Health Intelligence Unit, NOCA has worked to support the implementation and provide the ultimate monitoring of a National Audit of Hospital Mortality (NAHM). NOCA established a multidisciplinary NAHM Governance Committee that included relevant specialties and groups to ensure audit aims and objectives are achieved. Today, NAHM analyses and displays mortality patterns across 44 publicly funded acute hospitals.

Objectives Benefits


The report presents information across six medical conditions: acute myocardial infarction (AMI) / heart attack, heart failure, ischaemic stroke, haemorrhagic stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. NAHM collects data from 44 publicly funded hospitals in Ireland.

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Our healthcare system has a wide diversity of stakeholders, with the patient having the greatest stake of all. NOCA has recognised, since its inception, that collaboration with public and patient representatives and healthcare professionals is essential for the success of clinical audit and continuous improvement of quality in healthcare. As the public and patient representative on the NAHM Governance Committee, I can assure you that hospitals are given every support to monitor their in-hospital mortality. The inclusion of hospitals feedback in this report is a testament to the continued engagement with NAHM.

Mr Alan Egan, Public / Patient Intesest (PPI) Representative, NAHM Governance Committee

NAHM Summary Report 2020