Launch of the National Audit of Hospital Mortality 2021
The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) launched the seventh report from the National Audit of Hospital Mortality (NAHM) on July 25th 2023. Analysis of the data for 2021 shows that crude mortality for AMI (Acute Myocardial Infarction) and both stroke conditions has declined over the last 10-years. However, heart failure mortality has risen in 2021 and the reasons why are not yet evident.
Anne Dee, NAHM Clinical Lead commented “As the NAHM clinical lead, I am reassured to see that NAHM have continued to improve the quality of our healthcare systems through their work. NAHM continues to strive for transparency and improvements in mortality outcomes for in-patients. This report and future reports will be essential to monitor in hospital mortality in Ireland”