Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (240)

Denis Naughten

Question:

243 Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No 155 of 19 June 2012 if he will confirm the date for the publication of the report on mortality rates at acute hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34186/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

The Chief Medical Officer of my Department is finalising a report examining the potential of hospital discharge data in measuring the quality of health care. This includes the measure of recorded 30 day in-hospital mortality rates following heart attack. It is expected that the report will be finalised and published in the near future.