HSE welcomes National Audit of Hospital Mortality (NAHM) report

The HSE welcomes today’s publication of the National Audit of Hospital Mortality (NAHM) report by the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA). The HSE established NOCA and funds it to support hospitals in undertaking national clinical audit. 


Commenting on the report, Dr Philip Crowley, HSE National Director for Quality Improvement, said, “This report demonstrates the commitment of both the HSE and NOCA to share information with staff and the public in a transparent manner. Hospitals now have a sophisticated tool to look at their mortality patterns, which together with other measures of care, will support them in understanding the quality of their care in order to make improvements. The NAHM tool was designed by a multidisciplinary team from the HSE’s Health Intelligence Unit and allows hospitals to look at their mortality data, to see how they compare to the national average and to see their own performance year on year. 


“Every acute hospital in the country now has the ability to undertake clinical audit of its mortality and can use this information, together with their other measures of safety and care, to identify areas for improvement and evaluate the effects of their improvement efforts.  All 44 acute hospitals in Ireland are actively engaging with NOCA in this audit which is good news for patients and for staff,” said Dr Crowley.

Click here to read the report

Last updated on: 15 / 12 / 2016