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Ireland. Office of the Chief Medical Officer. (2013) Health care quality indicators in the Irish health system. Examining the potential of hospital discharge data using the Hospital Inpatient Enquiry System. Dublin: Department of Health.

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Public reporting of quality indicators promotes the principle of a transparent and accountable health care system that encourages a continuing focus on improving the quality of care it provides. This works brings us a step further in enhancing the quality and safety of our system.
It is important that this report is not relied upon to draw conclusions on quality of care. That was not the purpose of the exercise. The data is mostly over five years old and was collected from the system before the improvements to collection and reporting of information that the hospitals were asked to put in place as part of the work to prepare this report.

The publication of this report is an important step in the development of this national reporting system. It shows that we can use a major IT system called HIPE which captures information on all hospital stays in all public hospitals to examine quality and safety of care.


Date:December 2013
Pages:60 p.
Publisher:Department of Health
Corporate Creators:Ireland. Office of the Chief Medical Officer
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
G Health and disease > Disorder classification
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Hospital

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