Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310920
Title:
Irish Heart Foundation national audit of stroke care
Authors:
Irish Heart Foundation (IHF)
Publisher:
Irish Heart Foundation (IHF)
Issue Date:
Apr-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310920
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and disability worldwide. It constitutes a formidable burden of disability for patients, their families, health professionals and the wider community. It combines aspects of both acute and chronic disease, and there is increasing evidence that those affected by stroke can benefit to a very significant extent from organised stroke care throughout the course of the illness. Delivering this care requires a unique combination of skills, drawing on neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine, general medicine, the science of ageing, rehabilitation, vascular surgery, and public health. Local and timely evidence on the service performance is essential to assess quality of care and to improve services. This has not been available to date in Ireland. The aim of this project was to conduct a national audit of stroke care in hospital and the community in the Republic of Ireland. This was achieved by completing six separate surveys and by drawing conclusions based on complementary information across the studies. The six surveys are described next. Where possible, audit systems used in the UK’s Sentinel audit were used to provide an opportunity for comparison of relative, as well as absolute, levels of achievement of recommended standard of care.
Keywords:
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE; STROKE AND TIA

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Heart Foundation (IHF)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-06T16:06:18Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-06T16:06:18Z-
dc.date.issued2008-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/310920-
dc.descriptionStroke is the third leading cause of death and disability worldwide. It constitutes a formidable burden of disability for patients, their families, health professionals and the wider community. It combines aspects of both acute and chronic disease, and there is increasing evidence that those affected by stroke can benefit to a very significant extent from organised stroke care throughout the course of the illness. Delivering this care requires a unique combination of skills, drawing on neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine, general medicine, the science of ageing, rehabilitation, vascular surgery, and public health. Local and timely evidence on the service performance is essential to assess quality of care and to improve services. This has not been available to date in Ireland. The aim of this project was to conduct a national audit of stroke care in hospital and the community in the Republic of Ireland. This was achieved by completing six separate surveys and by drawing conclusions based on complementary information across the studies. The six surveys are described next. Where possible, audit systems used in the UK’s Sentinel audit were used to provide an opportunity for comparison of relative, as well as absolute, levels of achievement of recommended standard of care.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Heart Foundation (IHF)en_GB
dc.subjectCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectSTROKE AND TIAen_GB
dc.titleIrish Heart Foundation national audit of stroke careen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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