Audit shows stroke deaths down, but improvements still needed

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/617501
Title:
Audit shows stroke deaths down, but improvements still needed
Authors:
Lynch, Pricilla
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
May-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/617501
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The death rate from stroke in Ireland has been cut by more than a quarter and the rate of direct discharge to nursing homes has almost halved in the last seven years, a national audit of acute stroke services carried out by the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) and HSE has revealed. The audit, published earlier this year, showed that in-hospital mortality has been reduced from 19 per cent to 14 per cent, whilst eight per cent of patients are now being discharged to nursing homes, compared to 15 per cent in 2008 when the previous national audit was conducted. Around 7,000 people are hospitalised due to stroke in Ireland each year. The annual death toll of just below 2,000 makes stroke Ireland’s third biggest killer disease after cancer and heart disease.
Keywords:
STROKE; MORTALITY; STATISTICAL DATA

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Pricillaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-26T09:03:10Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-26T09:03:10Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/617501-
dc.descriptionThe death rate from stroke in Ireland has been cut by more than a quarter and the rate of direct discharge to nursing homes has almost halved in the last seven years, a national audit of acute stroke services carried out by the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) and HSE has revealed. The audit, published earlier this year, showed that in-hospital mortality has been reduced from 19 per cent to 14 per cent, whilst eight per cent of patients are now being discharged to nursing homes, compared to 15 per cent in 2008 when the previous national audit was conducted. Around 7,000 people are hospitalised due to stroke in Ireland each year. The annual death toll of just below 2,000 makes stroke Ireland’s third biggest killer disease after cancer and heart disease.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen
dc.subjectSTROKEen
dc.subjectMORTALITYen
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL DATAen
dc.titleAudit shows stroke deaths down, but improvements still neededen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen
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