The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) recently published the Irish National Orthopaedic Register (INOR) First Report. INOR reports on patients who have had hip or knee replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) in Ireland. This is the inaugural report from INOR and provides insights into patient characteristics, surgical information and outcomes of arthroplasty patients.
This report includes data that were gathered from the commencement of INOR on 1 December 2014 until 31 July 2019. This report comprises data from seven hospitals that were implemented in the INOR system at various time points during the reporting period. Over the course of the reporting period, INOR achieved a national coverage rate of 19% and 24% for hip and knee arthroplasty activity, respectively (public hospitals only). Private hospital implementation commenced after the end of the reporting period.
Mr James Cashman, Joint Clinical Lead for the Irish National Orthopaedic Register and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh commented “This first report from the Irish National Orthopaedic Register represents a significant milestone for patients undergoing joint replacement in Ireland. This report gives us a snapshot of the state of arthroplasty in Ireland and will in the future give us improved insight into outcomes and help to improve patient safety.”
to read the full report.