Irish National Audit of Stroke National Report 2019

Olga Brych, Tim Cassidy, Joe Harbison, Joan McCormack, Deirdre Murphy, Margaret O’Connor, Claire Prendergast, Martin Quinn, John Thornton, Aoife Moroney Ward, Marcia Ward, The Irish National Audit of Stroke Governance Committee & The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA)
INTRODUCTION 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...
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