Irish National Audit of Stroke National Report 2019
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Western Europe and is the leading cause of severe long-term adult disability (The Stroke Alliance for Europe, 2020). Stroke is an important health issue for people in Ireland, with approximately 5,500 adults admitted to hospitals with a stroke in 2019. Stroke can affect people physically, emotionally and socially. It has a significant impact on Health Service Executive (HSE) resources, accounting for up to 4% of total health expenditure annually (Health Information and Quality Authority, 2017a). Although the economic costs of stroke in terms of lost employment and the cost of support in the community are significant, the impact on family members or friends who care for stroke survivors is massive. It is therefore important that all hospitals providing acute stroke services deliver high-quality and equitable stroke care.
CommentsThe original report is available at https://www.noca.ie
Published CitationBrych O et al. Irish National Audit of Stroke Governance Committee, National Office of Clinical Audit. Irish National Audit of Stroke National Report 2019. Dublin: National Office of Clinical Audit; 2020.
Publication Date16 December 2020
PublisherNational Office of Clinical Audit
- Beaumont Hospital
- National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA)