Irish National Audit of Stroke National Report 2013 - 2021
The Irish National Audit of Stroke measures the care for all patients with a stroke in acute hospitals. This audit is showing the key trends in acute stroke care from 2013 to 2021
In the European Union (EU) stroke is the second most common cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability. As populations continue to grow and live to an older age, stroke and the long-term sequelae, along with the corresponding costs, are expected to increase dramatically .This is the third national report from the INAS and it is an overview of the quality of the data and key trends in stroke care from 2013 to 2021. It presents data on 34,630 cases and includes patients aged 17 years and over who were treated in public hospitals that provide acute stroke care and admitted more than 25 patients with a stroke annually from 2013 to 2021.
Stroke is a medical emergency which requires urgent treatment. The sooner a person arrives to hospital, is assessed by a doctor and receives a brain scan, the less damage is likely to happen. This results in better outcomes and less disability.