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Irish Audit of Surgical Mortality (IASM)

Creator:

National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA), under Service Legal Agreement (SLG) between Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Quality and Patient Safety Directorate of the Health Service Executive

Subject Keywords: In-hospital surgical deaths, Clinician data, Surgical pathway, Peer review audit, Areas of concern or for consideration, Quality of surgical care
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Data
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Irish Audit of Surgical Mortality (IASM) will provide confidential, independent, peer review of all reported deaths which occur following an episode of surgical care. Surgeons and anaesthetists practicing in both public and private hospitals in Ireland will be encouraged to report all deaths under their care through the IASM portal. Participation in IASM by clinicians is on a voluntary basis currently.

Objectives of IASM:
- to increase surgical patient safety in all Irish hospitals, public and independent;

- to promote a culture of transparency around surgical and anaesthetic practice;

- to increase public confidence in surgical service provision;

- to ensure that systems failures in surgical care in Irish hospitals are proactively identified and resolved;

- to identify potentially preventable factors associated with surgical deaths and ensure personal and organisational learning occurs through relevant peer review and support;

- to reduce surgical mortality levels in Irish hospitals;

- to provide feedback to clinicians and hospitals on all deaths reported;

- to enable comparison of data with similar international audits associated with surgical mortality;

- to publish an annual report which can contribute to surgical practice improvement nationally and internationally;

- to provide valid and effective clinical audit pursuant of agreed Professional Competence Schemes of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the College of Anaesthetists in Ireland and their  Members;

- to contribute to international knowledge around surgical mortality audit, through discussion papers initially, in peerreviewed healthcare journals to highlight the work IASM.

Date:

01/01/2014

Rights: © IASM
Suggested citation:

National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA), under Service Legal Agreement (SLG) between Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Quality and Patient Safety Directorate of the Health Service Executive. (2014) Irish Audit of Surgical Mortality (IASM) [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/751515 [Accessed: 23rd July 2019].

  

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