TUESDAY 12TH DECEMBER
NOCA have published the National Audit of Hospital Mortality Annual Report 2016 today, the 12th December 2017. 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.
Dr Brian Creedon, NAHM Clinical Lead said “Hospitals realise the importance of monitoring mortality data in their hospitals and using this to improve the quality of care they provide to their patients”. He added “NOCA works closely with hospitals and welcomes the commitment shown to shared learning and transparency in this report”.
- This report presents crude in-hospital mortality rates over the last 10 years, between 2007 and 2016, for the six medical conditions included.
- In AMI there was a significant reduction (40%) in deaths per 100 admissions from 9.3 in 2007 to 5.6 in 2016.
- For heart failure, there was a small but significant reduction (16%) in deaths per 100 admissions from 9.5 in 2007 to 8 in 2016.
- For ischaemic stroke, there was a significant reduction (36%) in deaths per 100 admissions from 15.2 in 2007 to 9.8 in 2016.
- There was no significant reduction in deaths per 100 admissions for haemorrhagic stroke.
- For COPD, there was a small but significant reduction (22%) in deaths per 100 admissions from 4.6 in 2007 to 3.6 in 2016.
- For pneumonia, there was a small but significant reduction (20%) in deaths per 100 admissions from 13.8 in 2007 to 11.1 in 2016.
- This report also presents standardised mortality ratios (SMR) for in-hospital mortality in 2016 (2014-2016 combined for haemorrhagic stroke). All hospitals were within the expected range for heart failure, haemorrhagic stroke, COPD and pneumonia. There was one hospital outside the expected range for AMI and one hospital outside the expected range for ischaemic stroke. Both hospitals carried out detailed reviews and a summary of their findings are contained in the report.
The National Audit of Hospital Mortality Annual Report 2016 can be read here
National Audit of Hospital Mortality Technical Appendix 2016: Data is presented in control charts over five years for six key medical diagnoses:- AMI, heart failure, ischaemic stroke, haemorrhagic stroke, COPD and
pneumonia. This document can be found here
A Summary Report of the 2016 Annual Report has also been produced and can be found here