In fulfilment of key objectives of the Critical Care Programme and the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland (JFICMI), NOCA has established an Irish National Intensive Care Audit (ICU Audit).
|The Irish National ICU Audit is now live in the following hospitals|
|Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore||Offaly|
|Naas General Hospital||Kildare|
|Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda||Louth|
|Regional Hospital Mullingar||Westmeath|
|St James’s Hospital||Dublin|
|St Luke’s General Hospital||Kilkenny|
|St Vincent’s University Hospital||Dublin|
|Mater Misericordiae University Hospital||Dublin|
|University Hospital Galway||Galway|
|University Hospital Limerick||Limerick|
|Wexford General Hospital||Wexford|
Aims of the Irish National ICU Audit
- Measure the quality of care in each ICU and benchmark this against other Units in Ireland and the UK.
- Measure activity in each Unit to aid the planning of Critical Care services locally and nationally.
- Provide data on complexity of care provided for each patient with potential to link this to reimbursement in the future.
- Improve the quality of data for HIPE by providing data on procedures and diagnoses arising while the patient is in ICU.
- Support Irish and international research to enhance patient care.